DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
The population of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is 83,301,151 million (2017). The population density is about 35 inhabitants per square kilometre.
The natural population growth rate is 2.37%. (2017)
Birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 33.5 (2017)
Death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 9.6 (2017)
Life expectancy is 57.7 years. (males 56.1 and females 59.3 years (2017)
There are approximately 250 tribes in the Democratic Republic of Congo which can be roughly categorised into five main groups. These are the Bantu tribes, who form the majority, the Sudanese, the Nilots, the Pygmies and the refugees. The Pygmies are the original people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but today they are the minority.
The official language of the Democratic Republic of Congo is French. Lingala, Kikongo, Tshiluba and Kiswahili are also spoken, as well as numerous local languages and dialects.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi CathedralPhoto: Nick Hobgood CC 2.0 Generic no changes made
The population of the Democratic Republic of the Congo includes adherents of Christianity (Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%), Islam (10%) and indigenous religions (20%).
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