ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Congo, Dem. Rep.

Capital: Kinshasa
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Low income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 2,267,050 (2007)
 
Population (people): 59,834,875 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 26.39 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 3.2% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 55 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 92 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $529.22 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 6.3% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Natural Hazards
Land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area): 0.0% (2000)
 
Population in areas where elevation < 5 meters (% of total population): 0.0% (2000)

 
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Natural Disasters 1945-2013
Type of disaster
Number of disasters
Number of people killed
Number of people injured
Number of people homeless
Number of people affected in other ways
Sum of injured, homeless, and affected people
Estimated damage in thousand US$
Drought
2
0
0
0
800,000
800,000
0
Earthquake (seismic activity)
3
44
661
250
20,355
21,266
7,200
Epidemic
68
9,528
33
0
715,614
715,647
0
Flood
20
204
668
44,947
215,595
261,210
0
Mass movement wet
4
212
7
1,328
748
2,083
0
Storm
5
49
2 650
25,386
75,000
103,036
0
Volcano
3
347
400
170,000
0
170,400
9,000
Wildfire
2
8
0
2,895
0
2,895
0