Comparing United States to Congo, Democratic Republic Of

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MAKE 99.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Congo, Democratic Republic Of  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ($400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Congo, Democratic Republic Of, that number is $400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Congo, Democratic Republic Of GDP

LIVE 23 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Congo, Democratic Republic Of  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF (56.54 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 56.54.
Category: United States vs. Congo, Democratic Republic Of life expectancy

CONSUME 99.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Congo, Democratic Republic Of  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF (80 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, it is 80 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Congo, Democratic Republic Of electricity consumption

BE 83.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Congo, Democratic Republic Of  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF (1.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, that number is 1.1%.
Category: United States vs. Congo, Democratic Republic Of AIDS percentage

BE 53.1% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Congo, Democratic Republic Of  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF (46.5% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 46.5% do.
Category: United States vs. Congo, Democratic Republic Of drinking water access

BE 11.86 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Congo, Democratic Republic Of  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF (73.15 per 1000 infants)
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That's 1085.6% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, on the other hand, there are a total of 73.15 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Congo, Democratic Republic Of infant mortality

HAVE 2.65 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Congo, Democratic Republic Of  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF (35.62 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 165.4% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, however, there are a total of 35.62 babies per 1000 people.
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BE 4.7 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Congo, Democratic Republic Of  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF (71% of people)
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That's 370.2% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 71% are.
Category: United States vs. Congo, Democratic Republic Of poverty

SEE A 99.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Congo, Democratic Republic Of  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF (37km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km.
Category: United States vs. Congo, Democratic Republic Of coastline

At a Glance: Congo, Democratic Republic Of

  • Land Area: ~2 million sq km (United States is ~4 times bigger than Congo, Democratic Republic Of)
  • Population: ~77 million people (241 million more people live in United States)

How big is Congo, Democratic Republic Of compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Congo, Democratic Republic Of (2,344,858 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Congo, Democratic Republic Of

Congo, Democratic Republic Of is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,344,858 sq km. Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the then-Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability. Col. Joseph MOBUTU seized power and declared himself president in a November 1965 coup. He subsequently changed his name - to MOBUTU Sese Seko - as well as that of the country - to Zaire. MOBUTU retained his position for 32 years through several sham elections, as well as through brutal force. Ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow of refugees in 1994 from fighting in Rwanda and Burundi, led in May 1997 to the toppling of the MOBUTU regime by a rebellion backed by Rwanda and Uganda and fronted by Laurent KABILA. He renamed the country the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but in August 1998 his regime was itself challenged by a second insurrection again backed by Rwanda and Uganda. Troops from Angola, Chad, Namibia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe intervened to support KABILA's regime. In January 2001, KABILA was assassinated and his son, Joseph KABILA, was named head of state. In October 2002, the new president was successful in negotiating the withdrawal of Rwandan forces occupying the eastern DRC; two months later, the Pretoria Accord was signed by all remaining warring parties to end the fighting and establish a government of national unity. A transitional government was set up in July 2003; it held a successful constitutional referendum in December 2005 and elections for the presidency, National Assembly, and provincial legislatures took place in 2006. In 2009, following a resurgence of conflict in the eastern DRC, the government signed a peace agreement with the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), a primarily Tutsi rebel group. An attempt to integrate CNDP members into the Congolese military failed, prompting their defection in 2012 and the formation of the M23 armed group - named after the 23 March 2009 peace agreements. Renewed conflict has lead to the displacement of large numbers of people and significant human rights abuses. As of February 2013, peace talks between the Congolese government and the M23 were on-going. In addition, the DRC continues to experience violence committed by other armed groups including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda and Mai Mai groups. In the most recent national elections, held in November 2011, disputed results allowed Joseph KABILA to be reelected to the presidency.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).