The Congo has about 2,600,000 inhabitants (1996 census).
Its density is 7.6 inhabitants per km2.
The average rate of increase of the population is 2.68% (it has doubled in twenty-six years).
The Congolese population is young: more than 50% of the inhabitants are under twenty years old.
The literacy rate is one of the highest in Africa: 83%
Congo is a highly urbanized country (one of the most urbanized in black Africa), with 60% of the population living in the cities.
Two large cities alone account for 55% of the total population and 90% of the urban population of the country:
Brazzaville: the capital, about 900.
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