IntroductionCongo (kŏngˈgō) [key] or Zaïre zĪˈēr, zäērˈ, great river of equatorial Africa, c.2,720 mi (4,380 km) long, formed by the waters of the Lualaba River and its tributary, the Luvua River, and flowing generally N and W through Congo (Kinshasa) to the Atlantic Ocean.
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