Description: The Physical Map of Democratic Republic of Congo showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
The democratic Republic of Congo is a country which lies near the Congo River Basin. The basin covers a massive area of over 1000000 square kilometers. The country sits on the equator which takes temperatures sky high. But the Ruwenzori Mountain Range in the south brings things under control. The rainy seasons both north and south of the equator are fairly regular and this provides the country with 1070 millimeters of rain every year.
The country takes up an area of 2345410 square kilometers of which 2267600 square kilometers is land and 77810 square kilometers is water. The geographic coordinates of the country are 0 degrees north latitude and 25 degrees east longitude. The country has a 37 kilometer long coastline. The terrain is mostly dominated by plateaus and rain forests at the heart of the nation.
The west frontiers are marked by long mountain ranges and the south and south west are covered by the vast savanna plains. The north has huge low lying grasslands and the Ruwenzori Range takes up the east. The highest point in the country is called Pic Marguerite which is a part of Mont Ngaliema and is 5110 meters above sea level. The lowest part of the country rests at sea level.
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