Chambeshi River

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The Chambeshi (or Chambezi) River of northeastern Zambia is the most remote headstream of the Congo River (in length) and therefore its source is in the Congo River.wikipedia
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Congo River

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The Chambeshi (or Chambezi) River of northeastern Zambia is the most remote headstream of the Congo River (in length) and therefore its source is in the Congo River.
It is also the world's deepest recorded river, with measured depths in excess of 220 m. The Congo-Lualaba-Chambeshi River system has an overall length of 4700 km, which makes it the world's ninth-longest river.

Lualaba River

LualabaUpper CongoUpper Congo River
(However, by volume of water, the Lualaba River is the greater "source" of the Congo.)
The Chambeshi River is the longest river source (headstream) of the Congo.

Zambia

ZambianRepublic of ZambiaNorthern Rhodesia
The Chambeshi (or Chambezi) River of northeastern Zambia is the most remote headstream of the Congo River (in length) and therefore its source is in the Congo River.
The southernmost headstream of the Congo River rises in Zambia and flows west through its northern area firstly as the Chambeshi and then, after the Bangweulu Swamps as the Luapula, which forms part of the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Lake Bangweulu

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It flows for 480 km into the Bangweulu Swamps, which are part of Lake Bangweulu, and by the end of the rainy season in May, it delivers a flood which recharges the swamps and inundates a vast floodplain to the southeast, supporting the Bangweulu Wetlands.
The Bangweulu system is fed by about seventeen rivers of which the Chambeshi (the source of the Congo River) is the largest, and is drained by the Luapula River.

Bangweulu Wetlands

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It flows for 480 km into the Bangweulu Swamps, which are part of Lake Bangweulu, and by the end of the rainy season in May, it delivers a flood which recharges the swamps and inundates a vast floodplain to the southeast, supporting the Bangweulu Wetlands.
The 9,850 km2 region has floodplains, seasonally flooded grasslands, woodlands, and permanent swamps fed by the Chambeshi, Luapula, Lukulu, and Lulimala rivers.

Luapula River

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The water then flows out of the swamps as the Luapula River.
The Luapula drains Lake Bangweulu and its swamps into which flows the Chambeshi River, the source of the Congo.

Zambezian flooded grasslands

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It flows for 480 km into the Bangweulu Swamps, which are part of Lake Bangweulu, and by the end of the rainy season in May, it delivers a flood which recharges the swamps and inundates a vast floodplain to the southeast, supporting the Bangweulu Wetlands.

TAZARA Railway

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Further downstream, where it is bridged by the Kasama–Mpika road and the Tazara Railway, the permanent main channel is about 100 m wide, and up to 400 m wide in flood.
It then turns due south and crosses the Chambeshi River en route to Mpika.

Kasama, Zambia

Kasama
For more than 100 km of its length as it flows to the east of Kasama the river consists of a maze of channels in swamps about 2 km wide, in a floodplain up to 25 km wide.
Not knowing that the armistice had occurred in Europe the day before, the Germans took the abandoned town on November 12, 1918 and continued south-west (there was no battle at Kasama since the British imperial forces were at Abercorn), agreeing a cease-fire at the Chambeshi River on November 14 when they were informed of the German surrender in Europe.

Lake Tanganyika

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The Chambeshi rises as a stream in the mountains of northeast Zambia near Lake Tanganyika at an elevation of 1760 m above sea level.

Swamp

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For more than 100 km of its length as it flows to the east of Kasama the river consists of a maze of channels in swamps about 2 km wide, in a floodplain up to 25 km wide.

Floodplain

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For more than 100 km of its length as it flows to the east of Kasama the river consists of a maze of channels in swamps about 2 km wide, in a floodplain up to 25 km wide.

Mpika

Further downstream, where it is bridged by the Kasama–Mpika road and the Tazara Railway, the permanent main channel is about 100 m wide, and up to 400 m wide in flood.

Congo (TV series)

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Formerly called the “Zaire” (Kongo nzere, "the river that swallows all rivers"), the Congo's origin is traced to the Chambeshi (discovered by Livingstone) in Zambia.

Lake Ishiba Ng'andu

Lake Ishiba Ng'andu is a picturesque lake very close to the watershed between the Luangwa and Chambeshi River basins in the Northern Province of Zambia, and just on the Chambeshi side.

Ndola

Ndola, Copperbelt ProvinceNdola, Zambia
Before the road network was built up in the 1930s, a track from Ndola to Kapalala on the Luapula River, and boat transport from there to the Chambeshi River was the principal trade route for the Northern Province, which consequently formed part of Ndola's hinterland.

List of cities and towns in Zambia

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Muchinga Province

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The main rivers of the province are the Luangwa River, a major left tributary of the Zambezi, and the Chambeshi River, a tributary of Lake Bangweulu, in the drainage basin of the Congo.

Chinsali District

Chinsali
It lies on the watershed between the Chambeshi River in the Congo basin and the Luangwa River in the Zambezi basin.

Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

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When he reached the Chambeshi River on the morning of 14 November, the British magistrate Hector Croad appeared under a white flag and delivered a message from the allied General Jacob van Deventer, informing him of the armistice.