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DR Congo Population

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Central Africa. Belgium was the first country to claim to the Eastern Congo territory previously known as the Zaire region in 1885, The Belgian government named Belgian Congo in 1908, gained independence in 1960 forming Democratic Republic of the Congo with the Capital of Kinshasa. On the western side of the Congo river, French was ruling the Western Congo or Congo-Brazzaville from 1880, also gained independence in 1960 and became the Republic of Congo. Democratic Republic of Congo population in 2022 is estimated to be 103.9 million, covers country area of 2,345,409 sq km (905,567 sq mi), ranks the second largest country in Africa, eleventh largest country in the world by area and the fifteenth most populous country in the world. Its capital is Kinshasa, and largest city and other popular cities are Mbuji-Mayi, Lubumbashi, Kananga, Kisangani, Goma, Bukavu, Tshikapa, Kolwezi and Masina. Country code is COD, Population of DRC is estimated as 101.1 million. Democratic Republic of Congo also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DRC, the DROC or the Congo, and formerly Zaire or Belgian Congo or East Congo. French is the official language and other recognized languages are Kikongo, Lingala, Swahili and Tshiluba.

Below table is the population of DR Congo from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
196015,248,256
196517,369,882
197020,011,033
197522,903,587
198026,358,905
198529,881,222
199034,612,023
199541,576,239
200047,105,830
200558,785,894
201072,884,853
201585,026,532
202098,422,232

DR Congo population in 1960 is 15,248,256, by 1970 the population is increased by 4,762,777 totaling to 20,011,033, by 1980 the population is increased to 26,358,905, and by 1990 the total increase of 34,612,023 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 34,612,023. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 47,105,830, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of DR Congo increase by 25,779,023 with a change of 54.73 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 25,537,379 with a change of 35.04 percent and make up to 98,422,232.

Source : worldbank

**Corrected worldbank version above from 2010 to 2020 according to DRC Congo statistical ins data.

Provinces of Democratic Republic of Congo

There are twenty-five provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Distribution of the population accordingrdc, of the DRC by province and by sex from 2010 to 2015 (in thousands)

ProvinceGender201020112012201320142015
KinshasaTotal8,6839,62910,08310,55811,05511,575
M4,3724,8485,0775,3165,5665,828
F4,3114,7815,0065,2425,4895,747
Kongo-CentralTotal4,6844,8795,0455,2155,3935,575
M2,3062,4022,4842,5672,6552,745
F2,3782,4772,5612,6482,7382,830
Maï NdombeTotal1,5871,6471,6961,7471,7991,852
M773802826851876902
F814845870896923950
KwiluTotal4,7044,8835,0285,1785,3325,490
M2,2912,3772,4492,5212,5962,673
F2,4142,5052,5802,6572,7362,817
KwangoTotal1,8441,9131,9712,0292,0902,152
M8989329609881,0171,048
F9469821,0111,0411,0721,104
EquateurTotal1,3151,3631,4031,4431,4851,528
M648671691711731752
F667692712732753775
Sud UbangiTotal2,1452,1942,2582,3232,3902,458
M1,0421,0811,1121,1441,1771,211
F1,0741,1141,1461,1791,2131,248
Nord UbangiTotal1,0931,1331,1661,1991,2341,269
M538558574591608625
F555575592609626644
MongalaTotal1,4981,5531,5981,6441,6911,740
M738765787810833857
F760788811834858883
TshuapaTotal1,3781,4281,4701,5121,5561,600
M679703724745766788
F699725746767789812
TshopoTotal2,0742,1392,1912,2432,2972,352
M1,0201,0521,0771,1031,1291,156
F1,0541,0871,1131,1401,1671,195
Bas-UeleTotal1,0041,0361,0601,0861,1121,138
M494509521534547560
F510526539552565578
Haut-UeleTotal1,6431,6951,7361,7781,8201,864
M808834854874895916
F835862882904925947
IturiTotal3,2193,3213,4003,4823,5653,650
M1,5831,6331,6721,7121,7531,795
F1,6361,6881,7281,7701,8121,855
ManiemaTotal1,9702,0502,1172,1872,2592,333
M9589971,0291,0641,0991,135
F1,0121,0531,0881,1231,1601,198
Nord KivuTotal5,6215,8506,0426,2406,4446,655
M2,7392,8512,9443,0413,1403,243
F2,8822,9993,0983,1993,3043,412
Sud KivuTotal2,7482,4935,2392,6595,5892,836
M2,7482,4932,5742,6592,7462,836
F2,8732,5802,6652,7522,8432,936
LualabaTotal2,1082,2072,2932,3822,4742,570
M1,0491,0981,1401,1851,2301,278
F1,0601,1091,1531,1971,2441,292
Haut-lomamiTotal2,4262,5392,6382,7412,8472,957
M1,2061,2631,3121,3631,4161,471
F1,2191,2771,3261,3781,4311,487
TanganyikaTotal2,5122,6292,7312,8372,9473,062
M1,2491,3071,3581,4111,4661,523
F1,2621,3221,3731,4261,4821,539
Haut-KatangaTotal3,7883,9654,1194,2794,4454,617
M1,8841,9722,0482,1282,2112,296
F1,9041,9932,0712,1512,2342,321
Kasaï OrientalTotal2,6342,7432,8382,9373,0393,145
M1,3051,3591,4061,4551,5051,558
F1,3291,3841,4321,4821,5341,587
SankuruTotal1,7681,8411,9051,9712,0402,110
M8769129449771,0101,045
F8929299619951,0291,065
LomamiTotal2,0462,1312,2052,2822,3612,443
M1,0141,0551,0921,1301,1691,210
F1,0331,0751,1131,1511,1921,233
Kasaï CentralTotal2,8272,9373,0283,1213,2173,317
M1,3921,4451,4901,5361,5831,632
F1,4351,4911,5371,5851,6341,684
KasaïTotal2,3882,4802,5572,6362,7182,801
M1,1751,2211,2591,2981,3381,379
F1,2131,2601,2991,3381,3801,423
RDCTotal72,88475,25977,81780,46283,19785,026
M35,96737,19038,45439,76141,11342,017
F36,81738,06939,36340,70142,08443,009

DRC Population by Age Group

Democratic Republic of Congo population by Age Group in 2015 (population in thousands).

Age GroupPopulation (2015)MaleFemale
0-416,4628,2718,191
5-913,3616,7056,655
10-1411,0875,5665,521
15-198,7914,4084,383
20-247,0853,5353,550
25-296,0703,0413,029
30-345,0372,5192,519
35-394,4132,1492,264
40-443,3671,6451,722
45-492,3661,0981,267
50-541,9639031,060
55-591,392604789
60-641,339583756
65-691,072459613
70-74605264341
75+617266350
Total85,02642,01743,009

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