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Congo Democratic Republic
Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports

Internet Usage Statistics:
915,400 Internet users as of Dec. 2011;
1.2% of the population, according to ITU.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also referred to as DRC, RDC, DR Congo or formerly as Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo-Leopoldville, Congo-Kinshasa, and formerly Zaire, is a nation in Central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. It borders the Central African Republic and Sudan on the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania on the east, Zambia and Angola on the south, and the Republic of the Congo on the west. The country enjoys access to the sea through a narrow forty kilometre stretch, following the Congo river into the Gulf of Guinea. The name "Congo" (meaning "hunter") is coined after the Kongo ethnic group, living in the lower Congo river area.

As many as 250 ethnic groups have been distinguished and named. The most numerous people are the Kongo, Luba, and Mongo. Although 700 local languages and dialects are spoken, the linguistic variety is bridged both by the use of French and the intermediary languages Kikongo, Tshiluba, Swahili, and Lingala. The capital city is Kinshasa.

Congo Dem Republic Facebook Subscribers:
102,400 Facebook users for Sept 30, 2012, according to Facebook.

Latest Population Estimate:
73,599,190 population for 2012, according to US Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita is US$ 180 for 2011, according to the World Bank.

Congo Democratic Republic Land Size (Area):
The Democratic Rep of the Congo has 2,344,858 sq km (905,351 sq mi) -
Population Density is 32 persons per sq km.

Time and Weather in the DRC:
Time and Weather in the Congo Democratic Republic.

Travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Tourism in the DRC.

Congo Internet Usage and Population Statistics:


Internet Users


% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




0.0 %






2.0 %

US$ 110





3.8 %

US$ 150





3.9 %

US$ 180


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Congo Demogratic Rep Statistics
Cameroon National Institute of Statistics

World Bank Statistics and Data for Congo Democratic Republic

Search Engines and Directories:
Democratic Republic of the Congo Search Engines

Congo Democratic Republic Open Directory


Congo Democratic Republic Profile

Congo Democratic Rep in the Wikipedia
DRC history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Congo Democratic Rep in the CIA Factbook
DRC information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

Congo Democratic Rep Profile by the BBC
Up to date resume about DRC leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links by the BBC.

Cameroon e-Government Project
The Cameroon e-portal, with useful links.

Cameroon Radio Television
News, sports, and information in English and French.

Congo Democratic Rep
Congo Democratic Republic map and basic data.

Congo Democratic Rep Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Democratic Rep of the Congo Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Report
This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in DRC's telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Telecoms operators, privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Infrastructure development; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Internet and broadband development and growth; Mobile data services, including 3G; Average Revenue per User (ARPU).
See summary and table of contents

Africa Fixed and Wireless Broadband Internet Markets and Forecasts
A wealth of information on the Internet and broadband markets in 38 African countries, including fixed and wireless access technologies and services. Subjects covered include: key statistics, market overviews and analyses, major Internet service providers (ISP), ADSL, WiMAX, WiFi, CDMA-2000 1x EV-DO. Countries covered include: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d&Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Table of contents and summary here.

Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in the DRC

At present e-Commerce in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is not established nor intensive.

Map of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC map

Click on this link to see more Africa Telecommunications Reports. New statistics, figures, overviews and updates become available all the time.

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