Sankuru River

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Sankuru River (upper right) entering Kasai River, seen from space.
The Sankuru River, in red.

The Sankuru River is a major river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its approximate length of 1,200 km[1] makes it the longest tributary of the Kasai River.

In the upper course it is also known as Lubilash.[1] It flows northwards and then westwards crossing through a few towns, most notably Mbuji-Mayi and Lusambo. Then it enters the Kasai River near Bena-Bendi, at 4°17′S 20°25′E / 4.283°S 20.417°E / -4.283; 20.417.


  1. ^ a b "Sankuru River" in The New Encyclopædia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 15th edn., 1992, Vol. 10, p. 278.