Geography Of Congo Essay

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DRC is a beautiful country rich with natural resources and beautiful sceneries than any other nation in the world. It is located in the zone of hot and humid climate.15 The Congo River and its basin is the second reservoir of fresh water in the world after the Amazon in Brazil. It is not just as one of the world’s most naturally diverse river but also a significant freshwater supply for million of people in central Africa.16 It is also important to mention the numerous huge fishing lakes around the country’s borders as well as inside the country. The average temperature is around 25 Celsius. This type of climate allowed the country to have world’s second-largest tropical rainforest, abundant arable land and a balance of rain and year round sunshine.15…show more content…
With a 2.42% growth, Congo is sparsely populated country due to its vast land. The economy has been undermined by decades of war, poor economic management, and early colonial exploitation. The country has a diversity of minerals, such as diamonds; gold, uranium, cobalt, coltan, and copper just to name a few.15 At least in this age of electronic devices, the world depends on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) because we use all the devices that use rechargeable batteries; DRC produced about half cobalt in the global requirements. Despite apparent advantage of its natural resources the world needs, the country is impoverished. In fact, DRC has one of the lowest per capita incomes of $800 and the majority of Congolese live with less than a dollar a day.15 Much of the blame for the sad state can be attributed to early colonial exploitation, ethnic divisions and wars from neighboring
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