What is the population of Congo, Republic of the ?
|Population - note||note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected|
|Population Growth Rate||2.86%|
|Population in Major Urban Areas||BRAZZAVILLE (capital) 1.611 million; Pointe-Noire 834,000|
Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, M'Bochi 12%, Teke 17%, Europeans and other 3%
note: Europeans estimated at 8,500, mostly French, before the 1997 civil war; may be half that in 1998, following the widespread destruction of foreign businesses in 1997
|Languages||French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)|
|Rate of Urbanization- annual rate of change||2.84%|