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1) Natural Geography

Geography
 

Area > Comparative
slightly less than one-fourth the size of the US

Area > Comparative to US places
slightly less than one-fourth the size of the US

Area > Land

2,267,600 sq km

[13th of 238]

    Area > Land (per capita)

34.092 sq km per 1,000 people

[55th of 227]

Area > Total

2,345,410 sq km

[19th of 250]

    Area > Total (per capita)

35.262 sq km per 1,000 people

[56th of 231]

Area > Water

77,810 sq km

[9th of 239]

    Area > Water (per capita)

1,169.82 sq km per million people

[35th of 225]

Capital city with population

Kinshasa - 4,655,313

 

Climate
tropical; hot and humid in equatorial river basin; cooler and drier in southern highlands; cooler and wetter in eastern highlands; north of Equator - wet season (April to October), dry season (December to February); south of Equator - wet season (November to March), dry season (April to October)

Coastline

37 km

[202nd of 271]

Elevation extremes > Highest point
Pic Marguerite on Mont Ngaliema (Mount Stanley) 5,110 m

Elevation extremes > Lowest point

Atlantic Ocean 0 m

 

Forested Land

59.6%

[22nd of 193]

Geographic coordinates

0 00 N, 25 00 E

 

Geography > Note
straddles equator; has narrow strip of land that controls the lower Congo River and is only outlet to South Atlantic Ocean; dense tropical rain forest in central river basin and eastern highlands

Irrigated land

110 sq km

[135th of 196]

    Irrigated land (per capita)

2.028 sq km per million people

[167th of 167]

Land area > sq. km

2,267,050 km²

[12th of 206]

    Land area > sq. km (per capita)

39.394 km² per 1,000 people

[47th of 206]

Land boundaries > Border countries
Angola 2,511 km (of which 225 km is the boundary of Angola's discontiguous Cabinda Province), Burundi 233 km, Central African Republic 1,577 km, Republic of the Congo 2,410 km, Rwanda 217 km, Sudan 628 km, Tanzania 459 km, Uganda 765 km, Zambia 1,930 km

Land boundaries > Total

10,730 km

[8th of 166]

    Land boundaries > Total (per capita)

161.318 km per million people

[96th of 164]

Land use > Arable land

2.86%

[171st of 258]

Land use > Other

96.67%

[66th of 258]

Land use > Permanent crops

0.47%

[144th of 258]

Largest city

Kinsasha

 

Largest city population

1,004,000

[84th of 174]

    Largest city population (per capita)

0.017 per capita

[171st of 174]

Largest city with population

Kinshasa - 4,655,313

 

Location
Central Africa, northeast of Angola

Map references
Africa

Maritime claims > Territorial sea

12 nautical mile

[38th of 191]

Natural hazards
periodic droughts in south; Congo River floods (seasonal); in the east, in the Great Rift Valley, there are active volcanoes

Natural resources
cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, hydropower, timber

northernmost point > Latitude

05°22'N

 

Population density

22.26 people per sqkm

[179th of 256]

Population density > people per sq. km

25.38 people/m²

[158th of 204]

Rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land

557.04 people/km² of arable lan

[43rd of 188]

Surface area > sq. km

2,344,860 km²

[12th of 206]

    Surface area > sq. km (per capita)

40.746 km² per 1,000 people

[47th of 207]

tallest mountains > Mountain

Mount Stanley

 

Terrain
vast central basin is a low-lying plateau; mountains in east


SOURCES CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook, City Population, CIA World Factbook, World Gazetteer, Official government websites.; FAO; World Development Indicators database; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Wikipedia List of countries by northernmost point ; Heal The World Foundation.; Wikipedia List of tallest mountains by country

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republique Democratique du Congo, congo (drc), congo (kinshasa), congo dr, congo-kinshasa, dem. rep. of the congo, zaire, Congo, Democratic Republic, Congo, Dem. Republic, Congo (Kinsasha), Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Congo, Dem. Rep. of the, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dem Rep. of the Congo, DRC Congo, DR Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep.

Environment
 

Acidification

0%

[97th of 141]

Adjusted savings; carbon dioxide damage > % of GNI

0.2 % of GNI

[134th of 179]

Adjusted savings; particulate emission damage > % of GNI

0.64 % of GNI

[54th of 165]

Areas under protection

12

[108th of 146]

    Areas under protection (per capita)

0.197485 per 1 million people

[141st of 146]

Biodiversity richness

1

[43rd of 53]

Biosphere reserves area

246 thousand hectares

[57th of 86]

    Biosphere reserves area (per capita)

4.04845 thousand hectares per 1

[69th of 86]

Breeding birds threatened

0.67%

[125th of 136]

Carbon efficiency

2.5 CO2 emissions/$ GDP

[25th of 141]

CO2 Emissions

750

[141st of 178]

    CO2 Emissions (per capita)

0.0123428 per 1,000 people

[176th of 176]

CO2 emissions > kg per 2000 PPP $ of GDP

0.05 kg/PPP$

[159th of 170]

CO2 emissions > kt

1,787.54 kt

[141st of 195]

    CO2 emissions > kt (per capita)

0.033 kt per 1,000 people

[192nd of 196]

CPIA policy and institutions for environmental sustainability rating

2.5

[68th of 75]

Current issues
poaching threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; deforestation; refugees responsible for significant deforestation, soil erosion, and wildlife poaching; mining of minerals (coltan - a mineral used in creating capacitors, diamonds, and gold) causing environmental damage
Ecological footprint

1.15

[101st of 141]

Endangered species protection

87.5%

[40th of 141]

Fertiliser consumption

289.02 hundred grams/hectare

[93rd of 141]

Forest area > % of land area

58.94 % of land area

[25th of 195]

Forest area > sq. km

1,336,100 km²

[7th of 195]

    Forest area > sq. km (per capita)

23,216.842 km² per 1,000 people

[27th of 195]

Freshwater withdrawal

0.36

[98th of 124]

Freshwater withdrawal > Agricultural

31%

[111st of 124]

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic

53%

[8th of 124]

Freshwater withdrawal > Industrial

17%

[25th of 124]

Groundwater withdrawals

0

[142nd of 188]

International agreements > Party to
Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
International agreements > Signed but not ratified
Environmental Modification
Known breeding bird species

130

[125th of 146]

    Known breeding bird species (per capita)

2.13942 per 1 million people

[139th of 146]

Known mammal species

200

[37th of 145]

    Known mammal species (per capita)

3.29142 per 1 million people

[116th of 145]

Marine areas under protection

1

[83rd of 95]

    Marine areas under protection (per capita)

0.0164571 per 1 million people

[94th of 95]

Marine fish catch

17,866 tons

[81st of 141]

    Marine fish catch (per capita)

0.294023 tons per 1,000 people

[99th of 141]

Non-wildness

0.25%

[122nd of 141]

NOx emissions per populated area

0.26 thousand metric tons/squ

[63rd of 141]

PM10, country level > micrograms per cubic meter

52.49 mcg/m³

[62nd of 185]

Pollution > Carbon dioxide 1999

585

[125th of 199]

Protected area

4.5

[86th of 147]

SO2 emissions per populated area

140 thousand metric tons/squ

[114th of 141]

SO2 exports

1,174.57 hundred metric tons

[76th of 141]

Threatened species

16

[110th of 158]

Threatened species > Mammal

10

[87th of 160]

Total renewable water resources

1,283 cu km

[1st of 31]

Urban NO2 concentration

67.23 micrograms/m3

[27th of 141]

Urban SO2 concentration

65.76 micrograms/m3

[49th of 141]

Water > Availability

53.89 thousand cubic metres

[8th of 141]

Water > Dissolved oxygen concentration

9.15 mls/litre

[36th of 141]

Water > Phosphorus concentration

0.21 mls/litre

[96th of 141]

Water > Salinisation

1,153.53

[34th of 141]

Water > Severe water stress

0

[114th of 140]

Water > Suspended solids

5.55 mls/litre

[56th of 141]

Wetlands of intl importance > Area

439 thousand hectares

[34th of 112]

    Wetlands of intl importance > Area (per capita)

7.22467 thousand hectares per 1 m

[68th of 112]

Wildness

71.62%

[9th of 141]

 

SOURCES Stockholm Environment Institute at York, Acidification in Developing Countries; Ecosystem Sensitivity and the Critical Loads Approach at the Global scale, 2000 via ciesin.org; World Development Indicators database; World Resources Institute; ; 2000 IUCN Red List, and World Resources Institute,World Resources 2000-2001, Washington, DC; WRI, 2000. Original sources; World Conservation Monitoring Center, IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other sources.; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; World Resources Institute. 2003. Carbon Emissions from energy use and cement manufacturing, 1850 to 2000. Available on-line through the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) at Washington, DC; World Resources Institute; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Living Planet Report 2000, Gland, Switzerland; 2000, and Redefining Progress.; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Report on National Reports Required Under Article VIII, Paragraph 7(a), of the Convention, Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Gigiri, Kenya, April 2000; World Bank, World Development Indicators 2001. Washington, DC; World Bank, 2001. via ciesin.org; FAOSTAT on-line database; Wild Areas Project (WAP), joint Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and CIESIN project to map the last wild places on the earth's surface. Accessed via ciesin.org; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, Data Version 1.1, B1Illustrative Marker Scenario with model IMAGE; Gregg Marland, Tom Boden, and Bob Andres, University of North Dakota, via net publication; Jacaranda Atlas; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, RAINS-ASIA and Co-operative Programme formonitoring and evaluation of the long range transmission of air pollutants in Europe (EMEP) via ciesin.org; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; World Resources Institute, World Resources 1998-99; World Bank, World Development Indicators 2000; WHO,Air Management Information System-AMIS 2.0, 1998; and Global Urban Observatory, Citibase, 1999. via ciesin.org; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGAP 2.1B, 2001 via ciesin.org; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Quality Monitoring System, with data for an additional 29 countries from Prescott-Allen,R. The Well being of Nations, Washington, DC; Island Press, 2001; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Quality Monitoring System, with data for an additional 29 countries from Prescott-Allen, R. The Well being of Nations, Washington, DC; Island Press, 2001; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGap 2.1, 2000 via ciesin.org; Wild Areas Project (WAP), joint Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and CIESIN project to map the lastwild places on the earth's surface. via ciesin.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republique Democratique du Congo, congo (drc), congo (kinshasa), congo dr, congo-kinshasa, dem. rep. of the congo, zaire, Congo, Democratic Republic, Congo, Dem. Republic, Congo (Kinsasha), Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Congo, Dem. Rep. of the, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dem Rep. of the Congo, DRC Congo, DR Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep.


2) Human Geography

Age distribution

 

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Population Pyramid for 1990

Age and sex distribution for the year 1990

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Population Pyramid for 1995

Age and sex distribution for the year 1995

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Population Pyramid for 2000

Age and sex distribution for the year 2000

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Population Pyramid for 2003

Age and sex distribution for the year 2003

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Population Pyramid for 2005

Age and sex distribution for the year 2005

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Population Pyramid for 2010

Age and sex distribution for the year 2010

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Population Pyramid for 2020

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2020

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Population Pyramid for 2050

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2050

Source US Census Bureau July 17, 2003


Labor

 

Compensation of employees > % of expense 21.05 % [48th of 97]
Compensation of employees > current LCU 24030000000  
CPIA building human resources rating 3 [56th of 75]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 10-14 28.6 [21st of 89]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 15-19 54.44 [38th of 167]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 20-24 73.03 [82nd of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 25-29 79.93 [99th of 167]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 30-34 81.86 [96th of 165]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 35-39 82.7 [94th of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 40-44 83.54 [87th of 167]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 45-49 82.81 [77th of 163]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 50-54 80.04 [65th of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 55-59 76.15 [36th of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 60-64 67.5 [26th of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 65 plus 46.29 [35th of 165]
Economic activity > Men aged 10-14 30.23 [26th of 92]
Economic activity > Men aged 15-19 55.51 [52nd of 164]
Economic activity > Men aged 20-24 85.35 [66th of 166]
Economic activity > Men aged 25-29 95.91 [61st of 165]
Economic activity > Men aged 30-34 96.48 [128th of 165]
Economic activity > Men aged 35-39 96.58 [131st of 164]
Economic activity > Men aged 40-44 96.31 [118th of 163]
Economic activity > Men aged 45-49 95.8 [84th of 167]
Economic activity > Men aged 50-54 94.56 [57th of 165]
Economic activity > Men aged 55-59 92.02 [45th of 167]
Economic activity > Men aged 60-64 85.65 [39th of 165]
Economic activity > Women aged 10-14 26.97 [22nd of 89]
Economic activity > Women aged 15-19 53.38 [31st of 164]
Economic activity > Women aged 20-24 60.8 [96th of 166]
Economic activity > Women aged 25-29 64.18 [99th of 165]
Economic activity > Women aged 30-34 67.54 [94th of 167]
Economic activity > Women aged 35-39 69.18 [90th of 165]
Economic activity > Women aged 40-44 71.22 [83rd of 165]
Economic activity > Women aged 45-49 70.46 [74th of 161]
Economic activity > Women aged 50-54 66.8 [68th of 166]
Economic activity > Women aged 55-59 62.26 [39th of 167]
Economic activity > Women aged 60-64 52.28 [30th of 165]
Economic activity > Women aged 65 plus 30.77 [33rd of 167]
Economically active children, female 39.8 % [8th of 34]
Economically active children, male 39.9 % [10th of 34]
Economically active children, study and work 64.3 % [18th of 34]
Economically active children, study and work, female 58.5 % [20th of 34]
Economically active children, study and work, male 70.4 % [17th of 34]
Economically active children, total 39.8 % [8th of 34]
Economically active children, work only 35.7 % [17th of 34]
Economically active children, work only, female 41.5 % [15th of 33]
Economically active children, work only, male 29.6 % [18th of 34]
Female economic activity 58.4% [59th of 156]
Female economic activity growth 0% [110th of 156]
Firing cost > weeks of wages 30.8 weeks of wages [103rd of 164]
force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64 63.1 % [63rd of 184]
force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64 91.12 % [10th of 184]
force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64 76.97 % [35th of 184]
force, female > % of total labor force 41.16 % [98th of 184]
force, total 22,940,010 [24th of 184]
    force, total (per capita) 0.399 per capita [138th of 184]
Labor force 15,000,000 [33rd of 132]
    Labor force (per capita) 252,787.53 per million people [128th of 131]
Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Date June 20, 2001  
Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Minimum age 14 [105th of 146]
Parental leave > Paid maternity leave 14 weeks  
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention > Ratifications > Date June 16, 1969  
Rigidity of employment index 78 [1st of 166]
Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector > % of total nonagricultural employment 20.1 % [121st of 174]
skills > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint 1.01 % [20th of 38]

 

SOURCES World Development Indicators database; Economic activity rate and economically active population, by sex, thirteen age groups, 1950-2010 (ILO estimates and projections) are data from the International Labour Union (ILO). Source details ILO, Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, fourth edition, diskette database (Geneva, 1997). The latest set of estimates and projections covering the period 1950-2010 (4th edition) was released by ILO in December 1996. These data are updated every five-ten years by ILO and a new set of these data is in preparation; calculated on the basis of data on the economically active population and total population from ILO (International Labour Organization). 2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia Minimum Age Convention, 1973 ; Wikipedia Parental leave ; Wikipedia Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republique Democratique du Congo, congo (drc), congo (kinshasa), congo dr, congo-kinshasa, dem. rep. of the congo, zaire, Congo, Democratic Republic, Congo, Dem. Republic, Congo (Kinsasha), Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Congo, Dem. Rep. of the, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dem Rep. of the Congo, DRC Congo, DR Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep.


People

 

African countries by population density > area

2,345,410

[3rd of 56]

African countries by population density > pop. dens.

24

[37th of 56]

African countries by population density > population

55,225,478

[4th of 56]

Age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population

1

[9th of 185]

Age structure > 0-14 years

47.4 %

[6th of 225]

Age structure > 0-14 years

48.1

[3rd of 226]

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females

15,594,449

[13th of 225]

Age structure > 0-14 years > From total

47.1%

[3rd of 227]

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males

15,711,817

[13th of 225]

Age structure > 15-64 years

49.4

[224th of 226]

Age structure > 15-64 years

50.1 %

[220th of 225]

Age structure > 15-64 years > Females

16,875,468

[25th of 225]

Age structure > 15-64 years > From total

50.4%

[217th of 227]

Age structure > 15-64 years > Males

16,672,399

[25th of 225]

Age structure > 65 years and over

2.5 %

[213rd of 225]

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females

985,607

[42nd of 225]

Age structure > 65 years and over > From total

2.5%

[205th of 227]

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males

674,766

[46th of 225]

Birth rate

43 births/1,000 population

[10th of 226]

Child Protection > Birth registration, % of rural

37

[41st of 52]

Child Protection > Birth registration, % of total

34

[47th of 56]

Child Protection > Birth registration, % of urban

30

[49th of 52]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of female

29

[15th of 46]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of male

26

[20th of 46]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of poorest 20%

31

[23rd of 43]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of richest 20%

18

[12th of 43]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of rural

31

[22nd of 42]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of total

28

[18th of 46]

Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of urban

20

[14th of 42]

Chinese population

200

[91st of 127]

Chinese population (per capita)

0.329 per 100,000 people

[117th of 126]

CPIA social protection rating

3

[41st of 75]

Death rate

11.88 deaths/1,000 population

[39th of 226]

Ethnic groups
over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu; the four largest tribes - Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) make up about 45% of the population
Female population > Age 10-14

4,175,225

[12th of 224]

Female population > Age 10-14 > % of the total

6.66

[8th of 224]

Female population > Age 15-19

3,464,359

[16th of 224]

Female population > Age 15-19 > % of the total

5.53

[48th of 224]

Female population > Age 20-24

2,844,447

[18th of 224]

Female population > Age 20-24 > % of the total

4.54

[92nd of 224]

Female population > Age 25-29

2,298,703

[20th of 224]

Female population > Age 25-29 > % of the total

3.67

[143rd of 224]

Female population > Age 30-34

1,786,169

[25th of 224]

Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total

2.85

[203rd of 224]

Female population > Age 35-39

1,401,990

[28th of 224]

Female population > Age 35-39 > % of the total

2.24

[206th of 224]

Female population > Age 40-44

1,115,005

[32nd of 224]

Female population > Age 40-44 > % of the total

1.78

[217th of 224]

Female population > Age 45-49

919,626

[32nd of 224]

Female population > Age 45-49 > % of the total

1.47

[216th of 224]

Female population > Age 50-54

779,138

[34th of 224]

Female population > Age 50-54 > % of the total

1.24

[213rd of 224]

Female population > Age 55-59

655,187

[33rd of 224]

Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total

1.05

[204th of 224]

Female population > Age 60-64

528,726

[33rd of 224]

Female population > Age 60-64 > % of the total

0.84

[190th of 224]

Female population > Age 65-69

386,539

[35th of 224]

Female population > Age 65-69 > % of the total

0.62

[199th of 224]

Female population > Age 70-74

270,341

[39th of 224]

Female population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

0.43

[202nd of 224]

Female population > Age 75-79

162,298

[50th of 224]

Female population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

0.26

[199th of 224]

Female population > Age 80-84

113,829

[53rd of 224]

Female population > Age 80-84 > % of the total

0.18

[190th of 224]

Gender development

0.506

[110th of 141]

Greek diaspora > Number of Greeks in all countries > Capital

Kinshasa

Greek diaspora > Number of Greeks in all countries > Number of ethnic Greeks
300 (est.) (Hellenic Republic; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; ) – 5000 (est.)
Male population > Age 10-14

4,193,907

[14th of 224]

Male population > Age 10-14 > % of the total

6.69

[11th of 224]

Male population > Age 15-19

3,473,908

[16th of 224]

Male population > Age 15-19 > % of the total

5.54

[57th of 224]

Male population > Age 20-24

2,847,450

[18th of 224]

Male population > Age 20-24 > % of the total

4.54

[108th of 224]

Male population > Age 25-29

2,310,599

[20th of 224]

Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total

3.69

[149th of 224]

Male population > Age 30-34

1,830,827

[25th of 224]

Male population > Age 30-34 > % of the total

2.92

[210th of 224]

Male population > Age 35-39

1,457,720

[28th of 224]

Male population > Age 35-39 > % of the total

2.33

[211st of 224]

Male population > Age 40-44

1,132,483

[32nd of 224]

Male population > Age 40-44 > % of the total

1.81

[212nd of 224]

Male population > Age 45-49

881,723

[33rd of 224]

Male population > Age 45-49 > % of the total

1.41

[207th of 224]

Male population > Age 50-54

697,396

[34th of 224]

Male population > Age 50-54 > % of the total

1.11

[203rd of 224]

Male population > Age 55-59

549,618

[35th of 224]

Male population > Age 55-59 > % of the total

0.88

[198th of 224]

Male population > Age 60-64

415,629

[36th of 224]

Male population > Age 60-64 > % of the total

0.66

[198th of 224]

Male population > Age 65-69

283,292

[38th of 224]

Male population > Age 65-69 > % of the total

0.45

[211st of 224]

Male population > Age 70-74

185,019

[45th of 224]

Male population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

0.3

[213rd of 224]

Male population > Age 75-79

101,938

[53rd of 224]

Male population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

0.16

[219th of 224]

Male population > Age 80-84

61,894

[54th of 224]

Male population > Age 80-84 > % of the total

0.1

[214th of 224]

Median age > Female

16.5 years

[216th of 224]

Median age > Male

16.1 years

[216th of 224]

Median age > Total

16.3 years

[217th of 224]

Nationality > Adjective

Congolese or Congo

Nationality > Noun
Congolese (singular and plural)
Percentage living in rural areas.

68%

[36th of 193]

Percentage living in urban areas

32%

[168th of 199]

Population

66,514,504

[19th of 242]

Population > CIA Factbook

66,514,504

[19th of 240]

Population > Note
estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2007 est.)
Population ages 0-14 > % of total

47.27 %

[6th of 185]

Population ages 15-64 > % of total

50.06 %

[176th of 185]

Population ages 65 and above > % of total

2.67 %

[169th of 185]

Population growth > annual %

2.99 annual %

[18th of 195]

Population growth rate

3.236%

[10th of 235]

Population in 2015

78,016

[19th of 225]

Population in largest city

6,048,586

[24th of 118]

Population in largest city (per capita)

0.105 per capita

[75th of 118]

Population in the largest city > % of urban population

32.74 %

[49th of 118]

Population in urban agglomerations > more than 1 million

9,521,995

[28th of 106]

Population in urban agglomerations > more than 1 million (per capita)

0.165 per capita

[66th of 106]

Population, female > % of total

50.4 %

[95th of 190]

Projected population growth

245.47%

[3rd of 141]

Rights of the Child Convention > Ratification Dates

27 Sep 1990

Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories

20 Mar 1990

Rural population

39,075,600

[13th of 193]

Rural population (per capita)

0.679 per capita

[40th of 194]

Rural population growth > annual %

2.32 annual %

[21st of 193]

Sex ratio > 15-64 years

0.96

[177th of 223]

Sex ratio > 15-64 years

0.99 male(s)/female

[128th of 224]

Sex ratio > 65 years and over

0.68 male(s)/female

[177th of 223]

Sex ratio > At birth

1.03 male(s)/female

[169th of 223]

Sex ratio > Total population

0.99 male(s)/female

[100th of 224]

Sex ratio > Under 15 years

1.01 male(s)/female

[188th of 224]

Total fertility rate

6.28 children born/woman

[9th of 225]

Total Population

62,660,551

[20th of 227]

Total population > Age 10-14

8,369,132

[13th of 224]

Total population > Age 10-14 > % of the total

13.36

[8th of 224]

Total population > Age 15-19

6,938,267

[16th of 224]

Total population > Age 15-19 > % of the total

11.07

[53rd of 224]

Total population > Age 20-24

5,691,897

[18th of 224]

Total population > Age 20-24 > % of the total

9.08

[103rd of 224]

Total population > Age 25-29

4,609,302

[20th of 224]

Total population > Age 25-29 > % of the total

7.36

[150th of 224]

Total population > Age 30-34

3,616,996

[25th of 224]

Total population > Age 30-34 > % of the total

5.77

[209th of 224]

Total population > Age 35-39

2,859,710

[28th of 224]

Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total

4.56

[211st of 224]

Total population > Age 40-44

2,247,488

[32nd of 224]

Total population > Age 40-44 > % of the total

3.59

[213rd of 224]

Total population > Age 45-49

1,801,349

[33rd of 224]

Total population > Age 45-49 > % of the total

2.87

[216th of 224]

Total population > Age 50-54

1,476,534

[34th of 224]

Total population > Age 50-54 > % of the total

2.36

[214th of 224]

Total population > Age 55-59

1,204,805

[34th of 224]

Total population > Age 55-59 > % of the total

1.92

[206th of 224]

Total population > Age 60-64

944,355

[35th of 224]

Total population > Age 60-64 > % of the total

1.51

[198th of 224]

Total population > Age 65-69

669,831

[37th of 224]

Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total

1.07

[212nd of 224]

Total population > Age 70-74

455,360

[42nd of 224]

Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

0.73

[209th of 224]

Total population > Age 75-79

264,236

[52nd of 224]

Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

0.42

[209th of 224]

Total population > Age 80-84

175,723

[55th of 224]

Total population > Age 80-84 > % of the total

0.28

[204th of 224]

Total Population > Female

31,524,567

[20th of 227]

Total Population > Male

31,135,984

[20th of 227]

Urban population

18,473,150

[35th of 195]

Urban population (per capita)

0.321 per capita

[155th of 196]

Urban population growth > annual %

4.43 annual %

[18th of 195]

Urbanization

31

[170th of 204]

Urbanization in 1975

35%

[101st of 164]

Urbanization in 2015

72.6%

[55th of 164]

Women > Adult literacy rate females as a % of males

69

[113rd of 144]

Women > Antenatal care coverage %

68

[106th of 133]

Women > Contraceptive prevalence %

31

[124th of 170]

Women > Life expectancy females as a % of males

105

[118th of 173]

Women > Maternal mortality ratio > reported

950

[7th of 154]

Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted

990

[18th of 166]

Women > Skilled attendant at delivery %

61

[125th of 172]


SOURCES
Wikipedia; List of African countries by population density ; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; UNICEF; University Libraries, Ohio University; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center ; Human Development Reports, United Nations 2002; Wikipedia; Greek diaspora ; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects; The 2003 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights. Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations are made by the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat and published every two years. These estimates and projections are based on national census or survey data that have been evaluated and, whenever necessary, adjusted for deficiencies and inconsistencies; World Development Indicators database and CIA World Factbook; CIA World Factbook, 14 June, 2007 ; Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects; The 2004 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects; http//esa.un.org/unpp; Population Reference Bureau, 2001 World Population Data Sheet, Washington, DC; PRB, 2001. via ciesin.org; The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; The Office of the High Commissioner for Human RIghts; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center Spanish Statistical Institute; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects; The 2001 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights (ESA/P/WP.173, 20 March 2002); UN (United Nations). 2002. World Urbanization Prospects; The 2001 Revision. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republique Democratique du Congo, congo (drc), congo (kinshasa), congo dr, congo-kinshasa, dem. rep. of the congo, zaire, Congo, Democratic Republic, Congo, Dem. Republic, Congo (Kinsasha), Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Congo, Dem. Rep. of the, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dem Rep. of the Congo, DRC Congo, DR Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep.


Mortality

 

Death rate, crude > per 1,000 people

19.65 per 1,000 people

[16th of 195]

rate, adult, female > per 1,000 female adults

460.37 per 1,000 female adults

[21st of 185]

rate, adult, male > per 1,000 male adults

486.47 per 1,000 male adults

[20th of 185]

rate, infant > per 1,000 live births

129 per 1,000 live births

[6th of 187]

rate, under-5 > per 1,000

205 per 1,000

[9th of 187]

 

SOURCES World Development Indicators database

 

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republique Democratique du Congo, congo (drc), congo (kinshasa), congo dr, congo-kinshasa, dem. rep. of the congo, zaire, Congo, Democratic Republic, Congo, Dem. Republic, Congo (Kinsasha), Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Congo, Dem. Rep. of the, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dem Rep. of the Congo, DRC Congo, DR Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep.


Immigration

immigrant population > Immigrants as percentage of state population

0.9086

[151st of 195]

immigrant population > Number of immigrants

539,000

[59th of 195]

immigrant population > Percentage of total number of immigrants in the world

>0.5%

 

International migration stock > % of population

0.94 %

[162nd of 205]

International migration stock, total

538,838

[60th of 205]

Net migration

-321,565

[158th of 180]

    Net migration (per capita)

-5.588 per 1 million people

[112nd of 185]

Net migration rate

1.24 migrant(s)/1,000 populati

[54th of 225]

Net migration rate > A note
one million refugees fled into Zaire (now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo or DROC) in 1994 as a result of the ethnic fighting in Rwanda; fighting in the DROC between rebels and government forces in October 1996 caused 875,000 refugees to return to Rwanda in late 1996 and early 1997 and additional refugees have returned in subsequent years; fighting between the Congolese government and Uganda- and Rwanda-backed Congolese rebels spawned a regional war in DROC in August 1998, which left 1.8 million Congolese displaced in DROC and caused 300,000 Congolese refugees to flee to surrounding countries (2002 est.)
Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

204,341

[13th of 151]

    Refugee population by country or territory of asylum (per capita)

3,550.747 per 1 million people

[35th of 162]

Refugee population by country or territory of origin

430,929

[4th of 77]

    Refugee population by country or territory of origin (per capita)

7.488 per 1 million people

[18th of 77]

Refugees

46,450

[44th of 110]

    Refugees (per capita)

0.764433 per 1,000 people

[67th of 110]

Refugees > Convention on refugees

19 Jul 1965 a

 

Refugees > Outflow

28,000

[25th of 76]

    Refugees > Outflow (per capita)

0.460799 per 1,000 people

[41st of 76]

Refugees > US acceptance rates

22

[37th of 49]

Refugees > US applications

246

[18th of 64]

    Refugees > US applications (per capita)

0.00404845 per 1,000 people

[31st of 63]

Refugees > US applications approved

54

[21st of 53]

    Refugees > US applications approved (per capita)

0.000888684 per 1,000 people

[29th of 52]

Refugees > US applications denied

23

[20th of 41]

    Refugees > US applications denied (per capita)

0.000378514 per 1,000 people

[29th of 40]

Refugees > US applications otherwise closed

278

[8th of 39]

    Refugees > US applications otherwise closed (per capita)

0.00457508 per 1,000 people

[14th of 38]

Refugees and internally displaced persons > IDPs

1,400,000

[2nd of 40]

    Refugees and internally displaced persons > IDPs (per capita)

21.292 per 1,000 people

[13th of 40]

Refugees and internally displaced persons > Refugees (country of origin)
132,295 (Angola); 37,313 (Rwanda); 17,777 (Burundi); 13,904 (Uganda); 6,181 (Sudan); 5,243 (Republic of Congo)
US visa lottery winners

455 US visa lottery winners

[41st of 178]

    US visa lottery winners (per capita)

7.48799 US visa lottery winners

[112nd of 176]

 

SOURCES Wikipedia List of countries by immigrant population ; World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; United Nations Treaty Collection; UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). 2002. Correspondence on refugees and internally displaced persons. February. Geneva.; Nationmaster.com calculations based on USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) data; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republique Democratique du Congo, congo (drc), congo (kinshasa), congo dr, congo-kinshasa, dem. rep. of the congo, zaire, Congo, Democratic Republic, Congo, Dem. Republic, Congo (Kinsasha), Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Congo, Dem. Rep. of the, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dem Rep. of the Congo, DRC Congo, DR Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep.

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