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Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Lake Kivu, the city of Goma, and Mount Nyirangongo. Lake Kivu is approximately 90 km long and 50 km wide, with a maximum depth of 475 m and mean depth of 220 m. About 1,370 sq km or 58% of the lake’s waters lie within the DRC’s borders. The lake bed sits upon a rift valley that is slowly being pulled apart, causing volcanic activity in the area. The city of Goma lies on the lake shore, only 13–18 km south of the active Nyiragongo Volcano.