Kasai River

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For the Indian river also known as Kasai, see Kangsabati River.
The Kasai River, in red

The Kasai River (called Cassai in Angola) is a tributary of the Congo River, located in central Africa.[1] The river begins in Angola and serves as the border between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), then flows into the DRC, where it joins the Congo at Kwamouth northeast of Kinshasa. The Kasai's tributaries include the Fimi, Kwango, and Sankuru rivers. The short stretch of the Kasai from the inflow of the Fimi to the Congo is known as the Kwah River. The Kasai watershed consists mainly of equatorial rainforest areas, which provide an agricultural land in a region noted for its infertile, sandy soil.[1] It is a tributry of Congo river and diamonds are found in this river. Around 60% of diamonds in Belgium go from Kasai river for cutting and shaping.

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  1. ^ a b Broadhead, Susan (1992). Historical dictionary of Angola. Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press. p. 99. ISBN 0585070091. 

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Coordinates: 10°57′37″S 19°18′56″E / 10.96028°S 19.31556°E / -10.96028; 19.31556