Congo Country Code +242

Country calling code +242

Alpha-2 Code CG

Alpha-3 Code COG

About Congo

The Republic of the Congo (About this soundpronunciation (help·info) French: République du Congo, Kongo: Repubilika ya Kôngo), also known as Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic, RotC, or simply the Congo, is a country located in the western coast of Central Africa. It is bordered by five countries: Gabon to its west; Cameroon to its northwest and the Central African Republic to its northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to its south; and the Atlantic Ocean to its southwest, The official language is French. The region was dominated by Bantu-speaking tribes at least 3,000 years ago, who built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. Congo was formerly part of the French colony of Equatorial Africa. The Republic of the Congo was established on 28 November 1958 and gained independence from France in 1960. It was a Marxist-Leninist state from 1969 to 1992, under the name People's Republic of the Congo. The sovereign state has had multi-party elections since 1992, although a democratically elected government was ousted in the 1997 Republic of the Congo Civil War, and President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who first came to power in 1979, has ruled for 35 of the past 40 years...

Congo Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 0°39'43"S / 14°55'38"E
  • CAPITAL: Brazzaville
  • POPULATION: 5,476,536
  • AREA: 341,500 Km2
  • GDP: $8,701,334,800
  • TELEPHONES: 14,900
  • INTERNET USERS: 245,200

How to Call Congo from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Congo from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 242, the country code for Congo.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Congo

  • LANGUAGES: French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)
  • CURRENCY: Franc (XAF)

    Type C European 2-pin

    • Commonly used in Europe, South America & Asia
    • 2 pins
    • Not grounded
    • 2.5 A
    • Almost always 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type C

    Type E French 2-pin

    • Primarily used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia & Czechia
    • 2 pins
    • Grounded
    • 16 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug types C, E & F

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