Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 12,183,661
1960 15,248,246
1970 20,009,902
1980 26,357,407
1990 34,962,676
2000 48,048,664
2010 65,938,712
2020 90,169,404
2025 104,536,102
2050 195,277,035
2075 300,399,007
2100 388,732,857
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Capital Kinshasa
Region Middle Africa
ISO code CD
Statistical agency l'Institut National de la Statistique (INS)


Administrative units

administrative unitsadministrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
1994
estimate
population
1998
estimate
Province de BandunduBandundu295,6584,907,6735,201,000
Province du Bas-CongoMatadi53,9202,578,2992,835,000
Province de l' EquateurMbandaka403,2924,789,3074,820,000
Province du Kasaï-OccidentalKananga154,7423,117,3053,337,000
Province du Kasai-OrientalMbuji-Mayi170,3023,778,1513,830,000
Province du KatangaLubumbashi496,8775,602,1784,125,000
Ville de KinshasaKinshasa9,9654,657,0614,787,000
Province du ManiemaKindu132,2501,048,0001,246,787
Province du Nord-KivuGoma59,4833,546,0003,564,434
Province OrientaleKisangani503,2395,426,7155,566,000
Province du Sud-KivuBukavu69,1303,093,0002,837,779
total 2,344,79842,545,00042,150,000
source: http://www.cd.undp.org
source: Congonline.
source: administrative structure: Secretariat General du Developpement Rural: http://ruralcongo.cd/
note: There seem to be 2 territorial entities near Uvira: Minembwe and Bunyakiri.

Main cities

namepopulation
1994
estimate
Kinshasa4,655,313
Lubumbashi851,381
Mbuji-Mayi806,475
Kolwezi417,810
Kisangani417,517
Kananga393,030
Likasi299,118
Bukavu201,569
Kikwit182,142
Tshikapa180,860
Matadi172,730
Mbandaka169,841
Mwene-Ditu137,459
Boma135,284
Uvira115,590
Butembo109,406
Goma109,094
Kalemi101,309
source: "Book of the Year, 2000", Encyclopedia Britannica.