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Physicial Features
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Text Box: Physical Features
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s land area is the third largest in Africa, with only Sudan’s and Algeria’s being larger. Three of the five types of African climate exist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: highland, savanna, and tropical rainforest. Savannas, or wide grasslands are in the south, with highlands and plateaus being in the east and the rainforest covering the northern part of the country. 

Many bodies of water, mostly lakes and rivers, criss-cross and dot the surface of the country. The Congo River flows from the southeastern corner of the country to the northern sector. It then changes names to the Luglaba River and goes over Stanley Falls later to empty into the Atlantic Ocean. It has many tributaries along its 2,900 miles, such as the Aruwimi and the Ubangi.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s central area mostly consists of a large basin across which the Congo River flows, making it fertile. 0.52% of the land is used for permanent corps, 2.96% is fertile land for potential crops, and 96.52% is other. North of the equator, the wet season is April to October and the dry season runs from December to February. On the other hand, below the equator, the wet season is November to March and the dry season is April to October.