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Fifteen Facts About The Congo River, The Alleged Home Of The Ebola Virus

1. The Congo River is the second largest river in Africa. 

2. It's also the second largest river, in the world after the Amazon. 

3. The Congo River, is the world's deepest recorded river, with measured depths of 220 m (720 ft).

4. It has a length of 4700 kilometers, making it the world's ninth-longest river. 

5. It is the only major river, known to cross the equator twice.

6. The Congo River was formally called "Zaire". 

7. This River's drainage basin is an area larger than the whole of India. 

8. The sources of the Congo, are in the highlands and the mountains of East Africa.

9. The River, discharges it's volume to the Atlantic Ocean. 

10. Scientists have calculated that the entire Congo Basin, accounts for 13 percent of the world's hydropower potential.

11. Over 800 fish species have been recorded from the Congo River Basin.

12. There are little or no bridges for crossing the Congo Basin. There is only a few number of ferries available. 

13. The size of the Congo Basin is 4014500 square kilometers. 

14. This River, occupies 13 percent of the entire African landmass. 

15. The River flows through the Congo rainforest, which is also the second largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon. 

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