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    Congo, Democratic Republic of the People 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 47,440,362 (July 1997 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years : 48% (male 11,418,713; female 11,378,403)
      15-64 years: 49% (male 11,412,269; female 11,980,993)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 541,435; female 708,549) (July 1997 est.)

      Population growth rate 2.34% (1997 est.)

      Birth rate 47.66 births/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Death rate 16.61 deaths/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Net migration rate -7.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1997 est.)
      note: in 1994, about a million refugees fled into Democratic Republic of theCongo, formerly Zaire, to escape the fighting between the Hutus and the Tutsisin Rwanda and Burundi; the outbreak of widespread fighting between rebelsand government forces in October 1996 spurred about 720,000 refugees to returnto Rwanda in late 1996 and early 1997; additionally, Democratic Republicof the Congo is host to about 100,000 Angolan, and about 100,000 Sudaneserefugees

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1997 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 105.7 deaths/1,000 live births (1997 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 47.03 years
      male: 45.16 years
      female: 48.95 years (1997 est.)

      Total fertility rate 6.58 children born/woman (1997 est.)

      Nationality
      noun : Congolese (singular and plural)
      adjective: Congolese or Congo

      Ethnic groups over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu; thefour largest tribes - Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) make up about 45% of the population

      Religions Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, othersyncretic sects and traditional beliefs 10%

      Languages French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana(a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write in French, Lingala, Kingwana, orTshiluba
      total population: 77.3%
      male: 86.6%
      female: 67.7% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Congo, Democratic Republic of the on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Congo, Democratic Republic of the People 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Congo, Democratic Republic of the People 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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