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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country of Central Africa.

It is located on the border with Equator, about a third of the territory is located in the north, while remaining two thirds are located south of the equator.

It borders on  the Central African Republic in the north, in the north-east on Sudan, on the east on Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania, in the south on Zambia and Angola, in the west on the Atlantic Ocean and the Republic of the Congo.

From 1971 to 1997 the country was known as Zaire.

It is a semi-presidential republic whose current President is  JosephKabila.

A special feature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the presence of a large area of depression which occupies all the central part of the country included in the Congo basin and recovered with tropical forest.

On all sides  the basin is surrounded by plateaus which reach 500/1000 m and rise of the depression by creating steps interspersed by rivers tributaries of the Congo.

MitumbaMountains form the natural border of the Democratic Republic of  the Congo, Burundi and Rwanda and are located in the west of LakeTanganyika.

In the south there are Shabamountains and mountainsofKatanga ,in the east instead the Virunga volcanoes. These areas are rich in copper and uranium.

The highest point of the country is MountStanley in the Ruwenzorichain located on the border with Uganda, which reaches 5.190 m above sea level.

The country has a largely flat territory, with vast plains and marshes thanks to the Congo basin that holds high humidity.

The mountains are not very high, with the exception of Mount Ruwenzori (5119mt).

The Congo River (also called Zaire) was born in the meeting point between the chain of mountains Mitumba and that of the Southern mountains and down the valley  it waters two capitals, Kinshasa and Brazzaville, until it flows into the Atlantic.

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