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Albertine Rift

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The Albertine Rift is the western branch of the East African Rift, covering parts of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. [1]

33 relations: Albertine Rift montane forests, Basement (geology), Burundi, Congo River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East African Rift, Itombwe Mountains, Lake Albert (Africa), Lake Edward, Lake Kivu, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Lukuga River, Marungu highlands, Mount Baker (Uganda), Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Speke, Mount Stanley, Mukura Forest Reserve, Nyamuragira, Plate tectonics, Precambrian, Rutshuru River, Ruzizi River, Rwanda, Rwenzori Mountains, Semliki River, Somali Plate, Tanzania, Uganda, Virunga Mountains, Volcanic rock, White Nile.

Albertine Rift montane forests

The Albertine Rift montane forests ecoregion, of the Tropical moist broadleaf forest Biome, are in the heart of Afromontane tropical central Africa.

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Basement (geology)

In geology, basement and crystalline basement are the rocks below a sedimentary platform or cover, or more generally any rock below sedimentary rocks or sedimentary basins that are metamorphic or igneous in origin.

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Burundi

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi,; République du Burundi, or), is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

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Congo River

The Congo River (also spelled Kongo River and known as the Zaire River) is the second longest river in Africa after the Nile and the second largest river in the world by discharge volume of water (after the Amazon), and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.

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East African Rift

The East African Rift (EAR) is an active continental rift zone in East Africa.

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Itombwe Mountains

The Itombwe Mountains (or Itombwe Massif, Plateau) are a range of mountains in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Lake Albert (Africa)

Lake Albert, also Albert Nyanza and formerly Lake Mobutu Sese Seko, is a lake located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Lake Edward

Lake Edward, Rutanzige or Edward Nyanza is the smallest of the African Great Lakes.

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Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes.

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Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake.

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Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria (Nam Lolwe in Luo; Nalubaale in Luganda; Nyanza in Kinyarwanda and some Bantu languages) is one of the African Great Lakes.

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Lukuga River

The Lukuga River is a tributary of the Lualaba River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that drains Lake Tanganyika.

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Marungu highlands

The Marungu highlands are in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the west of the southern half of Lake Tanganyika.

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Mount Baker (Uganda)

Mount Baker or Kiyanja is a mountain in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda, from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Mount Nyiragongo

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano with an elevation of in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift.

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Mount Speke

Mount Speke lies in the Ruwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda and is the second highest mountain in this range.

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Mount Stanley

Mount Stanley is a mountain located in the Rwenzori range.

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Mukura Forest Reserve

Mukura Forest is a protected reserve in the North-West part of Rwanda, covering about 12.00 km² The Mukura Forest is situated in western Rwanda's Albertine Rift Region, which lies in the Congo-Nile crest.

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Nyamuragira

Nyamuragira, also known as Nyamulagira, is an active volcano in the Virunga Mountains of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, situated about 25 km north of Lake Kivu.

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Plate tectonics

Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus, from the τεκτονικός "pertaining to building") is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth's lithosphere, since tectonic processes began on Earth between 3 and 3.5 billion years ago.

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Precambrian

The Precambrian (or Pre-Cambrian, sometimes abbreviated pЄ, or Cryptozoic) is the earliest part of Earth's history, set before the current Phanerozoic Eon.

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Rutshuru River

The Rutshuru River is a river in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that drains Lake Mutanda in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains in Uganda, flowing northward into Lake Rutanzige (formerly Lake Edward).

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Ruzizi River

The Ruzizi (also sometimes spelled Rusizi) is a river, long, that flows from Lake Kivu to Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, descending from about to about above sea level over its length.

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Rwanda

Rwanda (U Rwanda), officially the Republic of Rwanda (Repubulika y'u Rwanda; République du Rwanda), is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.

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Rwenzori Mountains

The Rwenzori Mountains, previously called the "Ruwenzori Range" (spelling changed around 1980 to conform more closely with the local name Rwenjura), is a mountain range of eastern equatorial Africa, located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Semliki River

Semliki River (sometimes Semuliki) is a major river, long, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda in Central and East Africa.

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Somali Plate

The Somali Plate, or Somalian Plate, is a minor tectonic plate, which straddles the equator in the eastern hemisphere.

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Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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Uganda

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country in East Africa.

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Virunga Mountains

The Virunga Mountains (also known as Mufumbiro) are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda.

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Volcanic rock

Volcanic rock (often shortened to volcanics in scientific contexts) is a rock formed from magma erupted from a volcano.

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White Nile

The White Nile (النيل الأبيض) is a river in Africa, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile; the other is the Blue Nile.

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Albertine Rift Mountains, Albertine Rift Valley, Western Rift Valley.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albertine_Rift

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