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Bukavu

Area of Bukavu 300.5 km²
Population 761,091
Male Population 378,220 (49.7%)
Female Population 382,874 (50.3%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +181.4%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +40.5%
Median Age 17 years old
Male Median Age 16.8 years old
Female Median Age 17.2 years old
Timezone Pacific Daylight Time
Bukavu is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, lying at the extreme south-western edge of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda, and separated from it by the outlet of the Ruzizi River. Source: Wikipedia

Bukavu Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 270,436 415,580 541,534 761,091
Population Density 899.9 / km² 1,382 / km² 1,802 / km² 2,532 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Bukavu Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 40.5% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Bukavu +181.4% +83.1% +40.5%
South Kivu +195.1% +87.8% +41%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Bukavu Median Age

Median Age: 17 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Bukavu 17 years 16.8 years 17.2 years
South Kivu 17 years 16.8 years 17.2 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Bukavu Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 68,824 68,319 137,144
5-9 56,736 56,420 113,157
10-14 48,425 48,179 96,604
15-19 41,507 41,246 82,753
20-24 33,943 33,914 67,858
25-29 27,711 27,917 55,628
30-34 22,518 22,829 45,348
35-39 18,619 18,960 37,579
40-44 15,305 15,694 31,000
45-49 12,379 12,853 25,232
50-54 9,865 10,442 20,307
55-59 7,721 8,377 16,098
60-64 6,057 6,922 12,979
65-69 4,331 5,204 9,535
70-74 2,760 3,528 6,289
75-79 1,512 2,053 3,565
80-84 5 11 16
85 Plus 4 7 11
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Bukavu Population Density

Population Density: 2,532 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Bukavu 761,091 300.5 km² 2,532 / km²
South Kivu 4.6 million 64,471 km² 71.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Bukavu Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 900 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
900 16,463 n/a n/a
1000 18,292 1.1% 182
1100 21,341 1.6% 304
1200 24,389 1.3% 304
1300 27,438 1.2% 304
1400 32,011 1.6% 457
1500 36,584 1.3% 457
1600 38,870 0.6% 228
1700 41,156 0.6% 228
1800 67,432 5.1% 2,627
1900 104,904 4.5% 3,747
1910 110,254 5.1% 5,350
1920 116,557 5.7% 6,303
1930 124,607 6.9% 8,050
1940 136,588 9.6% 11,981
1950 162,920 19.3% 26,332
1960 207,077 27.1% 44,157
1970 231,452 11.8% 24,375
1990 415,580 34% 92,064
2000 541,534 30.3% 125,954
2020 862,019 26.2% 160,242
2030 1,079,475 25.2% 217,456
2040 1,283,409 18.9% 203,934
2050 1,469,605 14.5% 186,196
2060 1,623,762 10.5% 154,157
2070 1,742,905 7.3% 119,143
2080 1,828,352 4.9% 85,447
2090 1,878,820 2.8% 50,468
2100 1,898,589 1.1% 19,769
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Bukavu CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Bukavu 96,335 t 0.13 t 320.6 t/km²
South Kivu 519,808 t 0.11 t 8.06 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Flood Medium (4)
Earthquake Medium (4)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Top places in Bukavu

Other places in Sud-Kivu

Place Area Population Population Density
Fizi 15,533.3 km² 461,600 29.7 / km²
Idjwi 272.9 km² 180,040 659.8 / km²
Kabare 4,559.5 km² 858,418 188.3 / km²
Kalehe 3,610.2 km² 776,336 215.0 / km²
Lake 1,436.3 km² 120,850 84.1 / km²
Mwenga 10,793.4 km² 449,480 41.6 / km²
Shabunda 24,070.5 km² 354,673 14.7 / km²
Uvira 3,205.4 km² 583,719 182.1 / km²
Walungu 689.1 km² 39,631 57.5 / km²
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