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Congo, Democratic Republic Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 52,108   Population 2000 (UN '000) 50,948
Area (km2) 2,313,414   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 124
Number of Administrative Units 150   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 347
Number of Urban Extents 162   Number of Settlement Points 182

Congo, Democratic Republic Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Congo, Democratic Republic
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 3.0
Leve1 Type Region
Level2 Type Sous-Region
Level3 Type Ville
Number of Units 150
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 347
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1984
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 37,841
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 45,854
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 52,108
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 36,999
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 44,834
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 50,948
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 2,313,414
Average Input Resolution (km) 124
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 182
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 2,664,300
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,139
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 50,523
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 162
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 504
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 0
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 56
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 9,066
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,028,096
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,019
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 69,127
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 11,198,531
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 22%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 31%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 41
Regression-estimated Extents 159
Digital Chart of the World 14
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Republique du Zaire (1984), Combien Sommes- Nous, Resultats Provisoires, Institut National de la Statistique, Kinshasa and Republique du Zaire (undated), Zaire Recensement Scientifique de la Population 1984, Totaux Definitifs, Institut National de la Statistique, Kinshasa [ contains pop figures down to cite/col level ]
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
GIS database produced by the Universita Louvain, Belgium and obtained from the Department of Geography, University of Maryland.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Places with 2,000 inhabitants or more where the predominant economic activity is non-agricultural; and places with fewer inhabitants which are considered urban because of their type of economic activity (predominantly non-agricultural).
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data were extrapolated to the target years of 1990, 1995 and 2000 using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: