The geography of Central Africa
The largest states and land areas form the central regions on the continent of Africa. Angola also contributes to the population of Central Africa. Because with numerous megacities, Angola is a large state, while the largest elevation in the country is Mount Moco with a height of 2619 meters. In terms of waters, the longest river, the Zambezi, can flow through Angola with more than 400 kilometers. In addition, this state in Central Africa can also have multi-layered landscapes due to its three different climatic zones. Angola has a tropical rainforest in the north, while tree savannahs in the south.

The state of Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, only partially lives up to its name, as it is not exactly, but north of the equator. Equatorial Guinea is also one of the smallest states on the continent of Africa, with around 20 percent of the total area having the shape of an island. But rainforests and arid areas can also be found in Equatorial Guinea. The largest elevation of the island state has a height of more than 3008 meters in the form of the Pico de Santa Isabel volcano. Larger rivers, on the other hand, can only be seen sporadically in Equatorial Guinea.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, however, is the third largest state in all of Africa. In addition to tropical rainforests and smaller savannas, the state of the Congo has a wide variety of volcanoes. In this regard, the volcanic peak Margherita Spitz also forms with a height of 5019 meters. This volcano is located in the Ruwenzori Mountains on the border with Uganda. The longest and largest river in the country, however, is the Congo of the same name with 4375 kilometers. The largest city in the Congo is also the capital Kinshasa with more than 8 million inhabitants.

In Central Africa, however, the country of Gabon can also be visited. Gabon borders both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. Furthermore, not only the Congo Basin extends, but is also located on the Atlantic coast of the continent of Africa. The longest river, on the other hand, is the Ogooue with a total length of more than 1200 kilometers, with only about 500 kilometers flowing through Gabon. The highest elevation can also be found in the northeast and is almost 1000 meters high. Furthermore, Libreville is the largest city in the Central African state of Gabon, with more than 570,000 inhabitants, with a total coastline of 885 kilometers.

A neighboring country of Gabon is the central African country of Cameroon, which borders Nigeria in the south. While in Cameroon lowlands dominate the landscape, the Adamaua highlands are an exception with heights of up to 500 meters. The plateaus in the south of the state, on the other hand, feature tropical rainforests. Furthermore, there are large arid areas in the north. The highest point, however, is the so-called Cameroon Mountain at around 4095 meters, which is also traded as an active volcano. For more information about the continent of Africa, please check

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