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The Congo-Zaire Basin is part of / comprises: · Africa · Arab States · Eastern Africa · Middle Africa · Southern Africa ·
Countries sharing the Congo-Zaire Basin: · Angola · Burundi · Cameroon · Congo · Gabon · Madagascar · Malawi · Rwanda · Tanzania · Zambia ·
Facts & Figures edit
Catchment AreaA 3,730,881 km3
Neighbouring BasinsA Benito-Ntem, Chiloango, Lake Chad, Nile, Ogooue, Sanaga, Zambezi
PopulationA 63,200,000
Population DensityA 17 /km2
DischargeA 1270 km3/yr
Surface Area m3
Average Depth m
Water Volume m2
Water Stress 20000 m3/person/year
Average Precipitation mm/yr
Evaporation mm/yr
Runoff 412000 mm/yr
Land Use
Irrigated Area 69 km2
Irrigable Area 4200000 km2
No. of DamsA 22
Dam Density 0.4 dams/km2
Total Water Withdrawals km3
  For Agricultural Use
  For Domestic Use
  For Industrial Use
Renewable Water Available (m3/yr/pers)
References & Remarks
A Transboundary Freshwater Spatial Database, Oregon University

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