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Geography

Area
Total: 2,344,858 sq km
    (2nd largest country in Africa, 11th largest country in the world)            
Land: 2,267,048 sq km
Water: 77,810 sq km

Land boundaries
Total: 10,730 km
Border countries: Angola 2,511 km, Burundi 233 km, Central African Republic 1,577 km, Republic of the Congo 2,410 km, Rwanda 217 km, South Sudan 628 km, Tanzania 459 km, Uganda 765 km, Zambia 1,930 km

Climate
Tropical; hot and humid in equatorial river basin; cooler and drier in southern highlands; cooler and wetter in eastern highlands
North of Equator - wet season (April to October), dry season (December to February)
South of Equator - wet season (November to March), dry season (April to October)

Elevation extremes
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest point: Pic Marguerite on Mont Ngaliema (Mount Stanley) 5,110 m

Natural resources
Cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, hydropower, timber

Land use
Arable land: 2.86%
Permanent crops: 0.47%
Other: 96.67% (2005)

(CIA - The World Factbook, 2013)

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