Where Does the Congo River Start and End?

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The Congo River starts in central Africa in the country of The Democratic Republic of The Congo and ends in the country of Tanzania. It eventually feeds into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Congo River is the fifth longest river in the world and the second longest river in Africa behind the Nile River. It runs through a number of African countries, including the Central African Republic, Zambia, Cameroon, Angola and Tanzania. The length of the Congo river is 2,922 miles, and it is considered to be the strongest river on the African Continent. It was formerly known as the Zaire River.