Republic of Congo Population: 5,470,624

The democratic republic of Congo, also formerly known as Zaire, is located in central Africa. It is popularly known as the 11th largest country in the world by area and also the second-largest nation in all Africa. The capital city Brazzaville is full of a beautiful tourist location and culturally rich architecture. The Republic of Congo is also known as DR Congo.

Republic of Congo largest cities by population

The first largest city of Congo republic is Brazzaville that is 1,284,609. There is a total of 12 main districts in this city. However, Brazzaville is the central location for all administrative work. The second-largest city is known as Pointe-Noire that is 659,084. More than 70% of the population lives in the capital city in one of the 12 cities. The third-largest city is dolisie 103,894.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Bangui 542,393
Bimbo 129,655
Mbaiki 67,132
Berberati 61,815
Kaga Bandoro 56,520
Bozoum 40,201
Carnot 38,071
Sibut 34,267
Bambari 32,547
Bria 29,027
Bouar 28,581
Bossangoa 27,428
Nola 26,809
Bangassou 24,361
Damara 20,093
Mobaye 19,431
Paoua 18,441
Boda 16,655
Ippy 16,571
Batangafo 15,310

Republic of Congo population history

The historical population data of the Congo republic shows an overall high population rate. Every year there is an uneven change in the growth rate. The growth rate was at a peak in the year 2010, which is 3.36%. The total population for the current year is 5,518,087, and the growth rate is 2.56 % more than the previous years.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 4,829,767 1.78% 84,582 -40,000 17.6 4.75 8 43.00% 2,076,534 0.06% 7,794,798,739 125
2019 4,745,185 1.69% 78,817 -40,000 17.2 5.03 8 42.50% 2,015,708 0.06% 7,713,468,100 126
2018 4,666,368 1.53% 70,345 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 42.00% 1,959,587 0.06% 7,631,091,040 126
2017 4,596,023 1.29% 58,337 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 41.50% 1,909,283 0.06% 7,547,858,925 126
2016 4,537,686 0.99% 44,516 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 41.10% 1,866,228 0.06% 7,464,022,049 125
2015 4,493,170 0.48% 21,280 -79,226 17.1 5.1 7 40.80% 1,831,054 0.06% 7,379,797,139 124
2010 4,386,768 1.67% 69,677 -25,123 17.7 5.3 7 39.50% 1,730,652 0.06% 6,956,823,603 121
2005 4,038,382 2.10% 79,591 -4,881 18 5.45 6 38.90% 1,571,461 0.06% 6,541,907,027 125
2000 3,640,427 2.47% 83,554 6,000 18.1 5.55 6 38.80% 1,413,327 0.06% 6,143,493,823 126
1995 3,222,656 2.80% 83,184 10,000 18.2 5.7 5 38.70% 1,248,262 0.06% 5,744,212,979 128
1990 2,806,734 2.00% 52,913 -16,000 18.1 5.9 5 38.60% 1,082,570 0.05% 5,327,231,061 129
1985 2,542,169 2.94% 68,563 8,000 18.8 5.9 4 36.80% 935,996 0.05% 4,870,921,740 131
1980 2,199,356 2.35% 48,198 -200 18.8 5.9 4 35.10% 772,263 0.05% 4,458,003,514 131
1975 1,958,367 1.58% 29,445 -10,000 19.1 5.95 3 32.90% 644,978 0.05% 4,079,480,606 132
1970 1,811,144 2.01% 34,288 2,629 20.1 5.95 3 27.80% 502,752 0.05% 3,700,437,046 131
1965 1,639,706 1.77% 27,608 2,386 21 5.9 3 23.60% 387,790 0.05% 3,339,583,597 128
1960 1,501,668 1.39% 20,065 0 21.7 5.75 2 20.10% 302,205 0.05% 3,034,949,748 130
1955 1,401,341 1.10% 14,938 0 22.3 5.52 2 17.00% 238,917 0.05% 2,773,019,936 128

Republic of Congo population forecast

The fertility rate in the Congo republic is very high, at 4.5. Due to the high fertility rate, the population is rising by nearly 3% every year, which is not suitable for the country’s economy or growth. The country is taking measures to curb population growth. The anticipated population for the following years are 2040 is 8,776,648, for 2045 it is 9,724,082 and for 2050 it is 10,701,994.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 4,829,767 1.46% 67,319 -40,000 17.6 4.75 8 43.00% 2,076,534 0.06% 7,794,798,739 125
2025 5,338,264 2.02% 101,699 -16,000 18.6 4.75 9 45.90% 2,451,673 0.07% 8,184,437,460 124
2030 5,942,211 2.17% 120,789 -7,000 19.6 4.75 10 49.10% 2,917,639 0.07% 8,548,487,400 122
2035 6,577,413 2.05% 127,040 -5,000 20.6 4.75 11 52.50% 3,454,676 0.07% 8,887,524,213 116
2040 7,205,166 1.84% 125,551 -5,000 21.6 4.75 12 56.10% 4,039,450 0.08% 9,198,847,240 115
2045 7,813,300 1.63% 121,627 -5,000 22.8 4.75 13 59.70% 4,665,212 0.08% 9,481,803,274 113
2050 8,400,956 1.46% 117,531 24 4.75 13 63.40% 5,329,336 0.09% 9,735,033,990 112

Republic of Congo demographics

The infant death rate in the country is dangerously high, which is 32.2 years. The deaths under age 5 are 42.0. The average life expectancy rate in the country is 65.21 years. People of 24-55 years of age are the high population.

Republic of Congo religion and politics

Christianity is the dominant religion practiced and followed in the Congo republic. More than 90% of the population practices Christianity or some form of Christianity. 1% of the population practice Sunni Islam. The remaining population or either non-religious or follow some unspecified religion. The indigenous people follow ancestral worship, spirit, and animist.

Republic of Congo economy

The economy of the Congo Republic is highly dependent on petroleum products. However, in recent years due to a decrease in oil prices, the once-prosperous economy is facing some economic issues. The country recently focuses on exporting natural gas and electricity to improve the economy.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%