Because of its geographic isolation, the Cuvette Region in the northern part of the Republic of the Congo relies on rivers for transportation. From left to right, the Sangha, Likouala-aux-Herbes, Ubangi, and Congo Rivers are shown in this satellite photo. Agricultural plots dot the landscape. Crops grown in the Cuvette Region include cassava, bananas, plantains, pulses, and groundnuts. Image courtesy of NASA.