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1) General culture

Education
 

Adjusted savings education expenditure > % of GNI

0.95 % of GNI

[164th of 168]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

4,022,411

[24th of 189]

    Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita)

0.084 per capita

[118th of 172]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level

1,253,046

[34th of 171]

    Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita)

25.594 per 1,000 people

[133rd of 159]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

60,341

[75th of 150]

    Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita)

1.257 per 1,000 people

[112nd of 146]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

47.38%

[124th of 179]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

34.32%

[152nd of 162]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level

54%

[112nd of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men

61%

[111st of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women

48%

[114th of 160]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5

47.3%

[79th of 112]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

53.1%

[58th of 101]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women

40%

[66th of 101]

Education, primary completion rate

39

[140th of 148]

Education, primary completion rate > Men

47

[135th of 145]

Education, primary completion rate > Women

31

[137th of 145]

Geographical aptitude results

62.161

[156th of 191]

Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment

0.78

[169th of 183]

Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

0.58

[164th of 172]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

61.02 %

[147th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

72.48 %

[147th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

66.75 %

[148th of 157]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+

34.5%

[30th of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men

23.8%

[37th of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

44.9%

[30th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+

9,897,000

[12th of 138]

    Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita)

182.498 per 1,000 people

[35th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men

3,340,000

[12th of 138]

    Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita)

61.589 per 1,000 people

[41st of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women

6,549,900

[10th of 138]

    Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita)

120.778 per 1,000 people

[34th of 138]

Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba

Literacy > Female

55.1%

[126th of 157]

Literacy > Male

76.2%

[118th of 156]

Literacy > Total population

65.5%

[129th of 160]

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

54.07 %

[92nd of 121]

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

80.91 %

[76th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

67.17 %

[91st of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

63.09 %

[94th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

77.98 %

[91st of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

70.42 %

[92nd of 123]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24

70.4%

[25th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

78%

[26th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

63.1%

[25th of 138]

Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population

22.84 %

[68th of 95]

Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population

23.82 %

[63rd of 93]

Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population

21.86 %

[69th of 93]

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

50.06 %

[69th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

58.45 %

[61st of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

54.69 %

[79th of 92]

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

31.12 %

[130th of 138]

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

46.6 %

[129th of 138]

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

38.87 %

[133rd of 141]

Primary education, duration > years

6 years

[29th of 197]

Primary education, pupils

5,589,634

[22nd of 176]

    Primary education, pupils (per capita)

0.103 per capita

[108th of 193]

Primary education, pupils > % female

43.87 % female

[157th of 175]

Primary education, teachers

162,797

[29th of 159]

    Primary education, teachers (per capita)

3.002 per 1,000 people

[135th of 191]

Primary education, teachers > % female

25.86 % female

[140th of 153]

Primary school girls out of school

53%

[20th of 99]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

34.33

[37th of 159]

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

78.26

[158th of 174]

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

58.08

[155th of 162]

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

72.6 %

[147th of 157]

Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

80.9 %

[92nd of 123]

Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

16.3 %

[22nd of 128]

Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

16.7 %

[19th of 125]

Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

15.99 %

[21st of 125]

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

1.32 % gross

[154th of 159]

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

1.33 % gross

[148th of 153]

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

1.31 % gross

[149th of 153]

School enrollment, primary > % gross

61.67 % gross

[166th of 176]

School enrollment, primary > % net

54.06 % net

[111st of 139]

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

54.14 % gross

[164th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, female > % net

47.5 % net

[113rd of 137]

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

69.18 % gross

[165th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, male > % net

60.59 % net

[110th of 136]

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

11.11 %

[50th of 139]

School enrollment, secondary > % gross

22.11 % gross

[154th of 164]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

16.24 % gross

[151st of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

27.96 % gross

[151st of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

13.38 %

[57th of 124]

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

1.3 % gross

[121st of 141]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

9 years

[8th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

8 years

[8th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

10 years

[7th of 93]

School life expectancy > Total

4.3 years

[105th of 110]

Scientific and technical journal articles

6

[137th of 175]

Secondary education, general pupils

1,212,184

[45th of 183]

    Secondary education, general pupils (per capita)

0.022 per 1,000 people

[167th of 196]

Secondary education, pupils

1,655,023

[39th of 166]

    Secondary education, pupils (per capita)

0.031 per capita

[143rd of 185]

Secondary education, pupils > % female

36.67 % female

[140th of 153]

Secondary education, teachers

113,904

[34th of 141]

    Secondary education, teachers (per capita)

2.1 per 1,000 people

[128th of 188]

Secondary education, teachers > % female

8.93 % female

[129th of 131]

Secondary education, vocational pupils

442,839

[23rd of 163]

    Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita)

8.166 per 1,000 people

[72nd of 183]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

0.81

[24th of 138]

World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls

both

 

 

SOURCES World Development Indicators database; Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; The Geography Zone; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

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.

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3

43

[178th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles

45

[181st of 186]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3

45

[176th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > TB

55

[149th of 153]

% immunized pregnant women tetanus

44

[36th of 54]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural

6

[137th of 140]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total

21

[139th of 144]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban

54

[132nd of 141]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural

26

[140th of 146]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total

45

[138th of 150]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban

89

[103rd of 147]

% under-fives with ARI --

11

[40th of 79]

% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider

36

[60th of 80]

Access to sanitation

79%

[72nd of 129]

Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

225.5 births

[2nd of 184]

ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider

36 %

[6th of 52]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

49.56 per 1,000 people

[6th of 195]

Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total

60.7 %

[22nd of 76]

Children living with AIDS

15,000

[27th of 80]

    Children living with AIDS (per capita)

0.246857 per 1,000 people

[45th of 80]

Children Underweight Rate

10%

[16th of 95]

Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49

31 %

[6th of 57]

Dependency ratio per 100

98

[12th of 166]

Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding

16.5 %

[8th of 47]

Drinking water availability %

45%

[136th of 147]

Drug access

50%

[119th of 163]

expenditure per capita > current US$

4.7 $

[183rd of 186]

expenditure, private > % of GDP

2.88 %

[60th of 187]

expenditure, public > % of GDP

1.12 %

[174th of 187]

expenditure, total > % of GDP

4 %

[152nd of 187]

External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

19.1 %

[33rd of 141]

External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health

28.4%

[18th of 179]

Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV

58.43 %

[30th of 112]

Fertility rate, total > births per woman

6.7 births per woman

[8th of 194]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females

39.1

[171st of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males

35

[178th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

37.1

[172nd of 186]

HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate

4.2%

[24th of 136]

HIV AIDS > Deaths

100,000

[8th of 102]

    HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita)

1,843.969 per million people

[25th of 102]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS

1,100,000

[7th of 126]

    HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita)

20.284 per 1,000 people

[24th of 126]

HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49

7.15

[16th of 114]

HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years,

4.9

[25th of 145]

HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years,

927,000

[3rd of 82]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

1.43 per 1,000 people

[111st of 149]

Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

73 %

[159th of 190]

Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

70 %

[159th of 190]

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

30 %

[150th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

25 %

[137th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

42 %

[165th of 173]

Improved water source > % of population with access

46 %

[167th of 176]

Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

29 %

[169th of 174]

Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

82 %

[151st of 181]

Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

356.18 per 100,000 people

[21st of 200]

Infant mortality rate

94.69

[16th of 179]

Infant mortality rate > Female

74.83 deaths/1,000 live births

[21st of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Male

91.14 deaths/1,000 live births

[17th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Total

83.11 deaths/1,000 live births

[19th of 225]

Intestinal diseases death rate

8.34%

[79th of 141]

life expectancy > Date of information

2006 est.

 

Life expectancy at birth > Female

55.8 years

[191st of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Male

52.22 years

[193rd of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Total population

53.98 years

[190th of 225]

Life expectancy at birth, female > years

45.1 years

[168th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, male > years

43.01 years

[168th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

44.03 years

[168th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Females

47

[168th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Males

42

[174th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

44

[175th of 186]

Major infectious diseases > Animal contact disease

rabies

 

Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk

very high

 

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases
malaria, plague, and African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)

Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease

schistosomiasis

 

Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet

12

[24th of 35]

Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a treated bednet

1

[29th of 28]

Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs

45

[21st of 34]

Malaria cases > per 100,000

5,880

[19th of 94]

Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population

1 %

[3rd of 27]

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5

38.1 %

[6th of 52]

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

31 %

[6th of 63]

Measles immunization

15

[169th of 168]

Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months

52

[32nd of 105]

Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months

24

[72nd of 125]

Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt

72

[48th of 112]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe

38

[30th of 132]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe

31

[22nd of 137]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe

9

[20th of 104]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe

13

[17th of 128]

Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months

98

[9th of 57]

Oral rehydration rate %

11

[58th of 73]

Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure

100%

[31st of 185]

Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

100 %

[10th of 185]

Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars

4

[185th of 185]

Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars

14

[185th of 185]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

0.11 per 1,000 people

[48th of 148]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992

31 %

[33rd of 106]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003

72 %

[2nd of 108]

Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > %

68.2 %

[9th of 62]

Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

3.23 %

[26th of 148]

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

74 %

[2nd of 172]

Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health

71.3%

[20th of 185]

Probability of dying before 5 > Females

205 per 1,000 people

[8th of 187]

Probability of not reaching 40

34.8%

[26th of 111]

Probability of reaching 65 > Female

45.4%

[133rd of 159]

Probability of reaching 65 > Male

37.9%

[138th of 159]

Respiratory disease child death rate

109.12 (est)

 

Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults

5.5 %

[17th of 43]

Spending > Per person

40

[88th of 133]

Spending > Private

3.8

[22nd of 141]

Spending > Public

2.0%

 

Tobacco > Cigarette consumption

476

[80th of 106]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

4%

[155th of 185]

Total fertility rate

6.7

[11th of 166]

Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000

122

[47th of 165]

Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

72.42 %

[58th of 178]

Tuberculosis immunisation

39%

[132nd of 134]

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

84.76 %

[59th of 171]

Water availability

275,679 cubic meters

[6th of 169]

Women circumcised

1.1

[18th of 27]

    Women circumcised (per capita)

0 per 1,000 people

[27th of 27]

Women circumcised share

1.1%

[18th of 27]

 

SOURCES UNICEF; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; UNHDR; UNICEF; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva WHO, 2000; Wikipedia List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; Wikipedia List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050 The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050 The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; Unicef (1994)

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.

Sports
 

FIFA World Ranking > Men

407

[106th of 198]

    FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita)

6.698 per 1 million people

[180th of 197]

FIFA World Ranking > Women

1,056

[103rd of 117]

    FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita)

0.017 per 1,000 population

[105th of 116]

World Cup Totals > Draws

0

[56th of 72]

    World Cup Totals > Draws (per capita)

0 per 10 million people

[64th of 69]

World Cup Totals > Goals against

14

[43rd of 72]

    World Cup Totals > Goals against (per capita)

2.304 per 10 million people

[60th of 69]

World Cup Totals > Goals for

0

[72nd of 72]

    World Cup Totals > Goals for (per capita)

0 per 10 million people

[69th of 69]

World Cup Totals > Losses

3

[49th of 72]

    World Cup Totals > Losses (per capita)

4.937 per 100 million people

[63rd of 69]

World Cup Totals > Matches played

3

[66th of 72]

    World Cup Totals > Matches played (per capita)

4.937 per 100 million people

[68th of 69]

World Cup Totals > Points

0

[68th of 72]

    World Cup Totals > Points (per capita)

0 per 10 million people

[65th of 69]

World Cup Totals > Wins

0

[66th of 72]

    World Cup Totals > Wins (per capita)

0 per 10 million people

[63rd of 69]

 

SOURCES Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster

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.

Food
 

exports > % of merchandise exports

32.51 %

[55th of 156]

imports > % of merchandise imports

20.55 %

[18th of 155]


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.

Language
 

French speakers

28,000

[10th of 31]

    French speakers (per capita)

0.005 per 10 people

[26th of 30]

French status
Sole language of formal education. Official language. Bible 1530-1986.
Languages
French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

65.3

[141st of 174]

 

SOURCES Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia Languages of the African Union

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) Religion

Catholic > Cardinal electors

1

[30th of 63]

Catholic > Cardinals

1

[35th of 65]

    Catholic > Cardinals (per $ GDP)

0.33 per $14.1 billion

[19th of 64]

    Catholic > Cardinals (per capita)

0.016 per 1 million population

[61st of 65]

Catholic > Diocesan priests

193

[74th of 143]

    Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita)

0.00317622 per 1,000 people

[117th of 143]

Catholic > Dioceses

7

[78th of 150]

    Catholic > Dioceses (per capita)

0.0001152 per 1,000 people

[137th of 148]

Catholic > Parishes

143

[78th of 149]

    Catholic > Parishes (per capita)

0.00235337 per 1,000 people

[125th of 147]

Catholic > Religious Priests

66

[90th of 148]

    Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita)

0.00108617 per 1,000 people

[134th of 147]

Catholic > Total Priests

259

[84th of 149]

    Catholic > Total Priests (per capita)

0.00426239 per 1,000 people

[122nd of 148]

Catholics

1,555,000

[65th of 140]

Catholics as percentage

42.65

[53rd of 150]

Islam > Percentage

9.888%

[75th of 164]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

10%

[77th of 168]

Islam > Population

6,008,500

[34th of 165]

Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population

10 %

[35th of 45]

Jews

320

[78th of 89]

    Jews (per capita)

0.00526628 per 1,000 people

[85th of 89]

Religions
Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10%

Religions > All
Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs 10%

Religions > Muslim

10 %

[67th of 100]

Religions > Protestant

20 %

[21st of 51]

Religions > Roman Catholic

50 %

[52nd of 96]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

476,415

[8th of 232]

    Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita)

78,404.154 per 10 million people

[65th of 222]

 

SOURCES Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia Islam in Africa ; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

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.


3) Media
 

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences

10

[67th of 77]

    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita)

0.217 per million people

[76th of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation

1

[72nd of 72]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history

2

[72nd of 77]

    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history (per capita)

0.043 per million people

[77th of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature

12

[68th of 77]

    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature (per capita)

0.26 per million people

[75th of 76]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences

1

[71st of 72]

    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences (per capita)

0.022 per million people

[72nd of 72]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology

40

[49th of 73]

    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology (per capita)

0.867 per million people

[66th of 72]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences

46

[66th of 77]

    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita)

0.997 per million people

[75th of 76]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total

112

[70th of 80]

    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita)

2.428 per million people

[78th of 79]

Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people

2.76 per 1,000 people

[78th of 89]

DVD region

5

[41st of 171]

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

47.9 per 1,000 people

[131st of 193]

HAM radio prefixes

90A - 9TZ

 
Households with television > %

1.69 %

[142nd of 160]

International dialling code

242

 
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

2,884,479 min.

[161st of 164]

    International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita)

0.064 min. per capita

[182nd of 185]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

42,000,000 $

[59th of 101]

    Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

5.913 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[42nd of 130]

    Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita)

0.73 $ per capita

[77th of 132]

Mobile phone subscribers

2,746,000

[70th of 198]

    Mobile phone subscribers (per capita)

47.716 per 1 million people

[148th of 201]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

129,000

[59th of 90]

    Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita)

2.687 per 1,000 people

[79th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily

9

[59th of 106]

    Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita)

0.187 per million people

[96th of 104]

Number of PCs

17

[152nd of 169]

    Number of PCs (per $ GDP)

0.004 per $10 million of GDP

[144th of 144]

    Number of PCs (per capita)

0.003 per 10,000 people

[169th of 169]

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month

10.98 $/month

[93rd of 185]

Radio broadcast stations

AM 3, FM 11, shortwave 2

 
Radio receivers

18,030,000

[22nd of 188]

    Radio receivers (per capita)

0.383 per capita

[75th of 182]

Radios

18,030,000

[22nd of 221]

    Radios (per capita)

296.722 per 1,000 people

[113rd of 212]

Telecommunications investment > current LCU

6859500000

 
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

6.56 % GDP

[11th of 167]

Telecommunications revenue > current LCU

220903000000

 
Telephone employees, total

3,900

[59th of 194]

    Telephone employees, total (per capita)

0.07 per 1,000 people

[94th of 202]

Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

7 per 100 mainlines

[122nd of 134]

Telephone mainlines

10,579

[139th of 202]

    Telephone mainlines (per capita)

0.184 per 1,000 people

[142nd of 203]

Telephone subscribers

2,756,579

[69th of 199]

    Telephone subscribers (per capita)

0.046 per 1,000 people

[131st of 201]

Telephone subscribers per employee

513.14

[36th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
barely adequate wire and microwave radio relay service in and between urban areas; domestic satellite system with 14 earth stations
Telephone system > General assessment
inadequate; state-owned fixed-line operator has been unable to expand fixed-line connections and there are now fewer than 10,000 connections - less than 1 per 1000 persons; given the backdrop of a wholly inadequate fixed-line infrastructure, the use of cellular services has surged and subscribership in 2007 reached 6.6 million - 10 per 100 persons
Telephone system > International
country code - 243; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Telephones > Main lines in use

9,700

[147th of 174]

    Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita)

0.163 per 1,000 people

[149th of 173]

Telephones > Mobile cellular

6,592,000

[61st of 186]

    Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita)

100.256 per 1,000 people

[146th of 185]

Television broadcast stations

4

[17th of 89]

    Television broadcast stations (per capita)

0.078 per million people

[34th of 67]

Television receivers

6,478,000

[25th of 185]

    Television receivers (per capita)

137.545 per 1,000 people

[89th of 179]

Television standard > VHF

SECAM K1

 
Televisions

6,478,000

[27th of 215]

    Televisions (per capita)

106.609 per 1,000 people

[124th of 209]

 

SOURCES Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; hamcity.com; ; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Tenlab May 2002

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.

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers

1,500

[98th of 117]

    Broadband subscribers (per capita)

26.065 per 1 million people

[109th of 146]

Country code

.cd

 

Hosts

3,211

[131st of 228]

    Hosts (per capita)

48.275 per million people

[187th of 222]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

5 Mbps

[85th of 167]

    International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

0.704 Mbps per $1 trillion of

[79th of 184]

    International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita)

0.087 Mbps per 1 billion peop

[87th of 188]

Internet Service Providers

1

[204th of 229]

    Internet Service Providers (per capita)

0 per 1,000 people

[213rd of 215]

ISP

1

[30th of 162]

    ISP (per capita)

19.49 per billion people

[30th of 127]

Livejournal users

59

[147th of 226]

Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

93.24 $/month

[7th of 180]

Secure Internet servers

2

[159th of 183]

    Secure Internet servers (per capita)

0.052 per 1 million people

[179th of 189]

TLD

.cd

 

Users

230,400

[109th of 190]

    Users (per capita)

3.504 per 1,000 people

[150th of 184]

 

SOURCES World Development Indicators database; IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

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.


4) Tourism

A country suitable for only the more intrepid of explorer, the Democratic Republic of the Congo could hardly be considered an African tourist destination. Areas of this country are not really safe for any kind of sightseeing, and so if you are planning a trip, then it is best to stick to the main tourism areas and join guide-led groups, drawing on their experience and local knowledge.

The westerly capital city of Kinshasa is amongst the safest parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and offers modern hotels, a burgeoning tourism scene and some basic tourist information, with its Ministry of Tourism being located on the Avenue Batetela in the Gombe district. The cities of Goma and Kisangani are also appealing in their own way, with Goma being home to Lake Kivu, and Kisangani being an important river port.
Elsewhere in the Democratic Republic of the Congo you will find swathes of lush rainforest, active volcanoes, fast-flowing rivers, cascading waterfalls, and no less than five UNESCO biospheres. Clusters of mountain gorillas are a big draw for visitors and are to be found within parks such as both the Kahuzi Biega National Park and the Virunga National Park.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Tourist Information and Tourism: Image of Lubumbashi city centreDemocratic Republic of the Congo Tourist Information and Tourism: Top Sights
There are few traditional tourist attractions as such in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, although there are certainly some places of interest in the biggest towns and cities. In Kinshasa, the Central Market of Matongé (Marché Central) is a lively place to soak up some local atmosphere and find cheap souvenirs, while the Symphonies Naturelles forest is teaming with African wildlife. Also in Kinshasa is the acclaimed AAC Bonobo Nursery Sanctuary, which is known for its invaluable conservation work relating to endangered bonobo chimpanzees. Tourists visiting Kisantu will notice that the beautiful Kisantu Botanical Gardens certainly stand out, while in Lubumbashi, the country's number two city, the popular Valle de la Lufira nature reserve certainly comes highly recommended.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Tourist Information and Tourism: Photograph of the stunning Zongo FallsWhen it comes to landmarks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the majority have been shaped by the hand of nature. Exceptions to this include the quite breathtaking Kisantu Catholic Cathedral (Catholic Cathedral of the Jesuit Mission of Kisantu) and the Tomb of Laurent Kabila in Kinshasa. Many visitors choose to climb the smoking Nyiragongo Volcano, which has erupted several times over the past few decades and currently contains a bubbling lake of lava within its enormous crater. As the second-biggest freshwater lake in existence, Lake Tanganyika is very much a landmark in its own right and attracts hordes of divers and snorkellers each year, who come here to marvel at its brightly coloured Tanganyikan cichlid fish. Also of note is the Congo River, which flows past pockets of rainforest and to the Stanley Falls, passing the city of Kisingani and finally reaching the South Atlantic Ocean.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Tourist Information and Tourism: Photo showing the expansive Lake TanganyikaEven though the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a huge country, there are barely a handful of museums spread around its main cities. Kinshasa is understandably the city with the best selection and where the University of Kinshasa Museum (Musée Universitaire de Kinshasa) resides, together with the Institute of the National Museums of Congo. Also situated within Kinshasa is the Academy of Fine Arts (Academie des Beaux Arts), where fine art is accompanied by beautiful landscaped gardens. Housing local artefacts and much information about regional Congolese history, the National Museum of Lubumbashi (Musée National de Lubumbashi) is worth searching out if you are in the southerly Lubumbashi area.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Tourist Information and Tourism: Picture taken at the Okapi National ParkSome of the borders surrounding the Democratic Republic of the Congo are still experiencing conflict, and so if you intend to visit neighbouring countries, choose your route carefully. That said, there are some spectacular sights for tourists to devour relatively nearby, often being easiest to reach by small private planes. Directly to the east, Tanzania is an extremely popular spot for tourists, with its biggest highlights including the diverse game reserves and national parks within the Serengeti, and the world-famous Mount Kilimanjaro. To the south, Zambia also contains more than its fair share of wildlife parks and is a popular gateway to the breathtaking Victoria Falls in neighbouring Zimbabwe. Other bordering countries are Burundi, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic (CAR), Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda.

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