The deepest river in the world is the Congo River, also known as the Zaire River. The Congo River reaches depths of as much as 750 feet.
The Congo River weaves through the Congo rain forest in the heart of the African continent for 2,920 miles. It got its name from the ancient Kingdom of Kongo and its members, who lived throughout the lands around the mouth of the river. The Congo river is fed by the lakes in the highlands of East Africa. It is also one of the largest river systems in the world, second only to the Amazon in South America.Learn More
The deepest ocean in the world is the Pacific Ocean with an average depth of 13,740 feet. The Missouri Botanical Garden reports that the deepest point in the Pacific Ocean is the Mariana Trench at 36,200 feet.Full Answer >
Lake Baikal in Siberia in Russia is the deepest lake in the world with a depth of 5,387 feet, or 1,642 meters. It also holds the greatest volume of freshwater of any lake in the world, containing approximately 20 percent of the world's unfrozen surface freshwater.Full Answer >
Port Jackson in Sydney, Australia, is the deepest natural harbor in the world. The harbor has a perimeter of around 200 miles, and in some places it's 100 feet deep. It is also home to 550 species of fish, making it one of the most diverse harbors in the world.Full Answer >
The fastest flowing river in the world is the Amazon River. When measuring by volume, the Amazon is also the largest river in the world.Full Answer >