List of rivers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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This is a list of rivers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name.

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Atlantic Ocean

A map of the principal rivers and lakes of the Democratic Republic of Congo. DRC rivers.svg
A map of the principal rivers and lakes of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mediterranean Sea

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