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  • Who: Kikuka

  • What: Highest concentration of lightning

  • Where: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

The highest concentration of lightning, according to NASA´s Global Hydrology and Climate Center is 158 lightning bolts per km² (409 per mi²) every year, received by an area near the town of Kikuka, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

According to NASA’s Global Hydrology and Climate Center, an area near the town of Kifuka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, receives 158 lightning bolts per km² (409 per mi²) every year. Year round activity occurs as the climate in central Africa changes only slightly with the seasons. Earth experiences around 40 lightning flashes per second.


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