Explore Sintama in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sintama in the region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (general) is a place in Democratic Republic of the Congo - some 952 mi or ( 1533 km ) East of Kinshasa , the country's capital city .
Time in Sintama is now 10:38 AM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Lubumbashi " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Tabora, Mwanza, Kigoma, Kigali, and Kibuye. Since you are here already, consider visiting Tabora . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Sintama ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
Lake Kivu - Bukavu to Goma
On the slow boat Mugote which goes from Bukavu to Goma. It leaves at 7am and arrives around noon. The boat makes two stops on the island of Idjwi, one in the South and one in the North. ..
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Interesting facts about this location
Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika. The name comes from kivu which means "lake" in Bantu language, just like the words tanganyika or nyanza.
Located at -2.00 29.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Idjwi or Ijwi is an island in Lake Kivu, belonging to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At 70 km in length and with an area of 340 km², it is the second largest inland island in Africa, and the tenth largest in the world. Idjwi is roughly equidistant between the DRC and Rwanda, with 10 to 15 kilometres separating its western shore from the DRC mainland and a similar distance between its eastern shore and the coastline of Rwanda.
Located at -2.17 29.06 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
2002 Kalehe earthquake
The 2002 Kalehe earthquake occurred on October 24, 2002 at 06:08 UTC. This earthquke had a magnitude Mw 6.2, and the epicenter was located in Democratic Republic of the Congo, near Lake Kivu. Two people were reported dead. Building damage was reported in Goma, Lwiro, Kalehe, and Mugeri. The seismicity, volcanism, and uplift in the basin of Lake Kivu delimits the rift of a tectonic plate. Lake Kivu belongs to the western branch of the East African Rift System (EARS).
Located at -1.90 29.01 (Lat./Long.); Less than 22 km away
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