Dem. Rep. Congo - Population density

Population density (people per sq. km of land area)

The value for Population density (people per sq. km of land area) in Dem. Rep. Congo was 29.78 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 52 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 29.78 in 2013 and a minimum value of 6.90 in 1961.

Definition: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1961 6.90
1962 7.08
1963 7.26
1964 7.46
1965 7.66
1966 7.88
1967 8.11
1968 8.34
1969 8.58
1970 8.83
1971 9.07
1972 9.32
1973 9.57
1974 9.83
1975 10.10
1976 10.39
1977 10.69
1978 11.00
1979 11.31
1980 11.63
1981 11.94
1982 12.25
1983 12.57
1984 12.90
1985 13.25
1986 13.62
1987 14.00
1988 14.41
1989 14.88
1990 15.40
1991 15.99
1992 16.64
1993 17.32
1994 17.96
1995 18.53
1996 19.02
1997 19.44
1998 19.83
1999 20.24
2000 20.71
2001 21.25
2002 21.84
2003 22.48
2004 23.15
2005 23.83
2006 24.52
2007 25.23
2008 25.95
2009 26.68
2010 27.43
2011 28.20
2012 28.98
2013 29.78

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization