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 34.73 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 34.73 in 2016 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.

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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 10.70
1978 11.01
1979 11.32
1980 11.63
1981 11.93
1982 12.23
1983 12.53
1984 12.85
1985 13.18
1986 13.54
1987 13.91
1988 14.31
1989 14.76
1990 15.27
1991 15.84
1992 16.47
1993 17.13
1994 17.76
1995 18.35
1996 18.87
1997 19.33
1998 19.78
1999 20.25
2000 20.77
2001 21.35
2002 21.98
2003 22.67
2004 23.39
2005 24.15
2006 24.94
2007 25.77
2008 26.63
2009 27.53
2010 28.46
2011 29.43
2012 30.43
2013 31.46
2014 32.52
2015 33.61
2016 34.73

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization