The river was discovered in 1482 by a Portuguese voyager. It is located in Central Africa and is the only major river that crosses the equator twice.

The Congo river is what feeds a lot of fishermen of Africa. The most skilled ones fish for the goliath tigerfish. It is one of the most dangerous fish with huge teeth that is sometimes compared to piranhas. The tigerfish can be as big as 140 pounds.

Because of the river's strong flow and large amounts of water, three hydro power plants supply the surroungding areas with electricity.