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 29.89 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 29.89 in 2011 and a minimum value of 6.96 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 6.96
1962 7.14
1963 7.33
1964 7.53
1965 7.74
1966 7.96
1967 8.20
1968 8.44
1969 8.69
1970 8.94
1971 9.19
1972 9.45
1973 9.72
1974 9.99
1975 10.29
1976 10.59
1977 10.91
1978 11.25
1979 11.58
1980 11.92
1981 12.25
1982 12.59
1983 12.94
1984 13.31
1985 13.69
1986 14.10
1987 14.52
1988 14.98
1989 15.49
1990 16.06
1991 16.70
1992 17.40
1993 18.12
1994 18.81
1995 19.44
1996 19.98
1997 20.45
1998 20.90
1999 21.36
2000 21.89
2001 22.49
2002 23.15
2003 23.86
2004 24.59
2005 25.33
2006 26.06
2007 26.81
2008 27.56
2009 28.32
2010 29.10
2011 29.89

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization