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Congo Basin Facts

Basin Area: 3674844 3,674,844 km²
1,418,489.784 mi²
Average Discharge: 20271833.56820,271,833.568 m³/s
715,893,045.852 cfs
639,718.252 km³/y
Type:watershed or basin, river or creek

Includes Riparians: Angola; Burundi; Central African Republic; Cameroon; Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville); Gabon; Malawi; Sudan; Rwanda; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa); Zambia; Uganda;
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The Congo Basin is located in Middle Africa.

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Riparians Water Features

Located in this basin- Angola
Located in this basin- Sudan
Located in this basin- Gabon
Located in this basin- Zambia
Located in this basin- Cameroon
Located in this basin- Uganda
Located in this basin- Burundi
Located in this basin- Rwanda
Located in this basin- Malawi
Located in this basin- Uganda
Located in this basin- Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville)
Located in this basin- Democratic Republic of Congo
Located in this basin- Central African Republic
Located in this basin- Tanzania, United Republic of

Other - Angola
Other - Burundi
Other - Central African Republic
Other - Cameroon
Other - Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville)
Other - Gabon
Other - Malawi
Other - Sudan
Other - Rwanda
Other - Tanzania, United Republic of
Other - Uganda
Other - Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa)
Other - Zambia
Other - Uganda

Projects and Initiatives Agreements and Treaties

Facts about Included Riparians

RiparianPopulation in BasinArea within Basin in sq. kmIrrigated Lands within Basin in sq kmAverage Discharge in cubic m per second
Angola1.501 million1,501,000 people288,848 km²111,524.836 mi²0 km²0 mi²
Sudan0.0078 million7,800 people1,586 km²612.358 mi²0 km²0 mi²0 m³/s0 cfs
0 km³/y
Gabon4.1e-4 million410 people438 km²169.113 mi²0 km²0 mi²0 m³/s0 cfs
0 km³/y
Zambia2.276 million2,276,000 people175,294 km²67,681.392 mi²0 km²0 mi²126,756 m³/s4,476,345.892 cfs
4,000.039 km³/y
Cameroon0.641 million640,900 people84,684 km²32,696.675 mi²0 km²0 mi²22,182.3 m³/s783,360.531 cfs
700.007 km³/y
Uganda0.0405 million40,500 people97 km²37.452 mi²0 km²0 mi²0 m³/s0 cfs
0 km³/y
Burundi3.707 million3,707,000 people14,333 km²5,534.002 mi²700 km²270.272 mi²316.89 m³/s11,190.865 cfs
10 km³/y
Rwanda1.838 million1,838,000 people4,508 km²1,740.549 mi²200 km²77.22 mi²63.378 m³/s2,238.173 cfs
2 km³/y
Malawi0.0077 million7,700 people151 km²58.301 mi²0 km²0 mi²0 m³/s0 cfs
0 km³/y
Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville)2.149 million2,149,000 people246,615 km²95,218.584 mi²0 km²0 mi²253,512 m³/s8,952,691.784 cfs
8,000.078 km³/y
Democratic Republic of Congo61.284 million61,284,000 people2,292,862 km²885,278.967 mi²91,700 km²35,405.568 mi²19,457,046 m³/s687,119,094.457 cfs
614,006.001 km³/y
Central African Republic3.126 million3,126,000 people399,422 km²154,217.696 mi²0 km²0 mi²380,268 m³/s13,429,037.677 cfs
12,000.117 km³/y
Tanzania, United Republic of4.817 million4,817,000 people166,006 km²64,095.275 mi²1,700 km²656.374 mi²31,689 m³/s1,119,086.473 cfs
1,000.01 km³/y
  1. ^ Oregon State University.Transboundary Freshwater Spatial Database Entry for "Congo Basin" Accessed August 15 2014 online: