Democratic Republic of the Congo Population 2022


Democratic Republic of the Congo map
  • The current population of Democratic Republic of the Congo is estimated at 106,327,629 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Democratic Republic of the Congo represent 1.33% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Democratic Republic of the Congo is 46 inhabitants per km2.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo is located in Africa.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranks number 16 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Democratic Republic of the Congo is -4.1234° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 20.8930° E.
  • The median age in Democratic Republic of the Congo is 18.2 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Democratic Republic of the Congo is 7075 CDF per day, valid in June, 2022. (around $3.50 USD per day).
  • The countries that Democratic Republic of the Congo shares its land boundary with are the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda to the east, Zambia to the southeast and Angola to the southwest.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Official name Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location Africa
Capital Kinshasa
Population 105,404,210 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 46/km2
Population growth rate 2.8% (in 2022)
Area 2,345,409 km2 (905,567.11 sq mi)
Official language French
Currency Congolese franc (CDF)
Life expectancy 63.50 years
Internet TLD .cd
Call code +243

Democratic Republic of the Congo Population Graph

Democratic Republic of the Congo Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 89,579,316 44,717,995 44,861,321 49.92% 50.08% 40,884,000 45.64%
2019 86,807,926 43,325,836 43,482,090 49.91% 50.09% 39,106,971 45.05%
2018 84,084,906 41,958,368 42,126,538 49.9% 50.1% 37,384,149 44.46%
2017 81,415,045 40,617,966 40,797,079 49.89% 50.11% 35,724,922 43.88%
2016 78,804,888 39,307,878 39,497,010 49.88% 50.12% 34,130,397 43.31%
2015 76,259,781 38,030,753 38,229,028 49.87% 50.13% 32,593,430 42.74%
2014 73,782,198 36,780,426 37,001,772 49.85% 50.15% 31,121,331 42.18%
2013 71,373,076 35,572,341 35,800,735 49.84% 50.16% 29,712,612 41.63%
2012 69,034,553 34,393,014 34,641,539 49.82% 50.18% 28,359,394 41.08%
2011 66,768,502 33,250,714 33,517,788 49.8% 50.2% 27,067,951 40.54%
2010 64,576,766 32,146,314 32,430,452 49.78% 50.22% 25,837,164 40.01%
2009 62,461,062 31,080,624 31,380,438 49.76% 50.24% 24,665,873 39.49%
2008 60,423,277 30,060,580 30,362,697 49.75% 50.25% 23,552,993 38.98%
2007 58,465,378 29,074,832 29,390,546 49.73% 50.27% 22,491,631 38.47%
2006 56,589,362 28,130,572 28,458,790 49.71% 50.29% 21,486,981 37.97%
2005 54,796,851 27,228,555 27,568,296 49.69% 50.31% 20,537,860 37.48%
2004 53,079,483 26,364,579 26,714,904 49.67% 50.33% 19,639,409 37%
2003 51,435,868 25,537,908 25,897,960 49.65% 50.35% 18,789,523 36.53%
2002 49,886,632 24,758,735 25,127,897 49.63% 50.37% 17,989,119 36.06%
2001 48,443,063 24,032,604 24,410,459 49.61% 50.39% 17,240,886 35.59%
2000 47,119,962 23,366,789 23,753,173 49.59% 50.41% 16,548,531 35.12%
1999 45,933,391 22,769,182 23,164,209 49.57% 50.43% 15,920,513 34.66%
1998 44,863,423 22,229,826 22,633,597 49.55% 50.45% 15,343,291 34.2%
1997 43,840,339 21,714,120 22,126,219 49.53% 50.47% 14,791,730 33.74%
1996 42,770,066 21,175,460 21,594,606 49.51% 50.49% 14,238,155 33.29%
1995 41,588,712 20,578,095 21,010,617 49.48% 50.52% 13,657,733 32.84%
1994 40,265,049 19,915,093 20,349,956 49.46% 50.54% 13,041,849 32.39%
1993 38,827,480 19,192,423 19,635,057 49.43% 50.57% 12,405,380 31.95%
1992 37,345,117 18,452,222 18,892,895 49.41% 50.59% 11,767,446 31.51%
1991 35,919,012 17,736,808 18,182,204 49.38% 50.62% 11,160,037 31.07%
1990 34,622,407 17,082,696 17,539,711 49.34% 50.66% 10,604,843 30.63%
1989 33,474,806 16,506,427 16,968,379 49.31% 50.69% 10,109,391 30.2%
1988 32,453,517 15,993,093 16,460,424 49.28% 50.72% 9,664,657 29.78%
1987 31,538,161 15,532,544 16,005,617 49.25% 50.75% 9,256,450 29.35%
1986 30,693,082 15,104,066 15,589,016 49.21% 50.79% 8,879,509 28.93%
1985 29,890,186 14,699,993 15,190,193 49.18% 50.82% 8,521,692 28.51%
1984 29,128,399 14,313,695 14,814,704 49.14% 50.86% 8,185,080 28.1%
1983 28,412,379 13,950,478 14,461,901 49.1% 50.9% 7,910,006 27.84%
1982 27,725,608 13,602,183 14,123,425 49.06% 50.94% 7,646,723 27.58%
1981 27,048,441 13,259,146 13,789,295 49.02% 50.98% 7,392,339 27.33%
1980 26,366,813 12,914,465 13,452,348 48.98% 51.02% 7,137,496 27.07%
1979 25,671,297 12,560,966 13,110,331 48.93% 51.07% 6,885,042 26.82%
1978 24,966,370 12,206,058 12,760,312 48.89% 51.11% 6,633,565 26.57%
1977 24,258,827 11,848,011 12,410,816 48.84% 51.16% 6,384,923 26.32%
1976 23,569,894 11,502,108 12,067,786 48.8% 51.2% 6,144,671 26.07%
1975 22,912,748 11,167,673 11,745,075 48.74% 51.26% 5,916,072 25.82%
1974 22,291,040 10,853,507 11,437,533 48.69% 51.31% 5,702,048 25.58%
1973 21,699,124 10,554,454 11,144,670 48.64% 51.36% 5,496,388 25.33%
1972 21,129,809 10,264,861 10,864,948 48.58% 51.42% 5,301,469 25.09%
1971 20,572,288 9,983,731 10,588,557 48.53% 51.47% 5,112,214 24.85%
1970 20,019,037 9,703,227 10,315,810 48.47% 51.53% 4,926,685 24.61%
1969 19,467,602 9,424,266 10,043,336 48.41% 51.59% 4,744,255 24.37%
1968 18,921,440 9,146,624 9,774,816 48.34% 51.66% 4,565,743 24.13%
1967 18,385,971 8,876,747 9,509,224 48.28% 51.72% 4,394,247 23.9%
1966 17,869,197 8,614,740 9,254,457 48.21% 51.79% 4,229,639 23.67%
1965 17,376,830 8,365,206 9,011,624 48.14% 51.86% 4,071,391 23.43%
1964 16,910,592 8,128,922 8,781,670 48.07% 51.93% 3,923,257 23.2%
1963 16,468,413 7,904,838 8,563,575 48% 52% 3,784,441 22.98%
1962 16,047,603 7,690,011 8,357,592 47.92% 52.08% 3,650,830 22.75%
1961 15,643,955 7,485,632 8,158,323 47.85% 52.15% 3,523,019 22.52%
1960 15,254,355 7,287,005 7,967,350 47.77% 52.23% 3,401,721 22.3%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Democratic Republic of the Congo ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Democratic Republic of the Congo. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Democratic Republic of the Congo

# City Population 2022
1 Kinshasa 9,034,232
2 Lubumbashi 1,649,096
3 Mbuji-Mayi 1,584,954
4 Bukavu 1,025,817
5 Kananga 981,125
6 Kisangani 879,444
7 Tshikapa 531,633
8 Kolwezi 456,627
9 Likasi 428,662
10 Goma 383,372
11 Kikwit 374,476
12 Uvira 341,538
13 Bunia 331,345
14 Mbandaka 328,678
15 Matadi 293,669
16 Butembo 206,701
17 Mwene-Ditu 193,407
18 Boma 169,250
19 Kindu 165,305
20 Kamina 145,780
21 Gandajika 142,636
22 Bandundu 139,701
23 Gemena 134,194
24 Kipushi 123,805
25 Baraka 117,237
26 Bumba 104,341
27 Mbanza-Ngungu 97,930
28 Beni 96,771
29 Kalemie 93,324
30 Muanda 88,260
31 Tshilenge 81,650
32 Lisala 79,901
33 Inkisi 78,598
34 Bukama 76,595
35 Ilebo 73,147
36 Kambove 72,768
37 Bakwa-Kalonji 70,343
38 Binga 65,479
39 Kongolo 63,130
40 Lodja 62,534
41 Katwa 61,161
42 Idiofa 59,388
43 Moba 59,222
44 Kabalo 59,166
45 Mulongo 58,353
46 Kaniama 58,088
47 Manono 56,911
48 Rutshuru 56,817
49 Miabi 55,859
50 Mweka 55,723
51 Kasongo 55,477
52 Bulungu 55,374
53 Kimpese 54,524
54 Buta 54,074
55 Balamba 53,579
56 Oicha 50,963
57 Basoko 50,835
58 Gbadolite 48,472
59 Kalima 47,594
60 Inongo 47,432
61 Kituku 43,973
62 Mangai 43,871
63 Kenge 43,553
64 Mushie 42,799
65 Nioki 41,524
66 Yangambi 41,472
67 Nyunzu 41,140
68 Aketi 40,843
69 Luputa 38,438
70 Mangina 38,060
71 Kutu 38,018
72 Dibaya-Lubue 37,869
73 Kirumba 35,590
74 Kayna 35,000
75 Boende 34,211
76 Businga 32,883
77 Lusambo 32,874
78 Zongo 32,861
79 Fungurume 32,814
80 Watsa 32,263
81 Bolobo 32,154
82 Lukula 31,783
83 Lukunga mputu 31,702
84 Kasangulu 31,225
85 Masi-Manimba 30,823
86 Kabeya-Kamwanga 30,486
87 Aru 30,299
88 Kipamba 30,275
89 Kanyabayonga 30,175
90 Mongbwalu 30,144
91 Luebo 29,517
92 Katanda 29,394
93 Malemba-Nkulu 28,882
94 Lubero 28,548
95 Basankusu 27,866
96 Djugu 27,342
97 Dungu 27,112
98 Lubao 26,996
99 Pweto 25,052
100 Libenge 24,264

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2