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Population of DR Congo 2022

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also known as DR Congo, and historically Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. It’s the second-largest in all of Africa (after Algeria), & 4th-most populous country in Africa (after Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Egypt), and the 16th-most populous country in the world. 

As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of DR Congo in 2021 is 92,000,404 (92 million)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Democratic Republic of the Congo Population 2022

Democratic Republic of the Congo has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 3.19%. Its estimated population in 2022 is  95,240,782 (95.24 million)* equivalent to 1.15% of the total world population. The total Land Area of DR Congo is 22,267,048 sq. km (875,312 sq. mi) & the Population Density of DR Congo is 40 per Km2 (103 people per mi2).

Population of DR Congo in 2022 –  95.24 million or 9.52 Crores (Approx)
DR Congo2022 Population
Total Population95,240,782 (95.24 million)
Global Rank16th
Share of World Pop.1.15%
Land Area 2,267,048 sq. km (875,312 sq. mi)
Area Rank11th
Pop. Density40 person/sq. km
Capital CityKinshasa

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

DR Congo Demographics
Fertility Rate*5.96
Infant mortality rate**59.7
Median Age 17 years
Life Expectancy 61.60 years
Urban Population45.6%

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Christianity – 94.9% 
    —55.8% Roman Catholic
    —39.1% Other Christian
  • Traditional faiths – 2.5% 
  • No religion – 0.5%
  •  Others – 2.1%

Source: Wikipedia

Top Cities in DR Congo by Population

#CityProvincePopulation
1KinshasaKinshasa8,900,721
2LubumbashiKatanga1,630,186
3Mbuji-Mayi (Bakwanga)Kasai-Oriental1,559,073
4BukavuSud-Kivu1,012,053
5KanangaKasai-Occidental967,007
6KisanganiOrientale868,672
7TshikapaKasai-Occidental524,293
8KolweziKatanga451,168
9LikasiKatanga422,535
10GomaNord-Kivu377,112
11KikwitBandundu370,328
12UviraSud-Kivu337,488
13BuniaOrientale327,837
14Mbandaka (Coquilhatville)Équateur324,236
15MatadiBas-Congo291,338
16ButemboNord-Kivu204,452
17KabindaKasai-Oriental192,364
18Mwene-DituKasai-Oriental190,718
19BomaBas-Congo167,326
20KinduManiema163,587
21KaminaKatanga143,753
22Gandajika (Ngandajika)Kasai-Oriental140,556
23BandunduBandundu137,460
24GemenaÉquateur132,971
25KipushiKatanga121,831