DR Congo Country Code +243

Country calling code +243

Alpha-2 Code CD

Alpha-3 Code COD

About DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (About this soundpronunciation (help·info) French: République démocratique du Congo [kɔ̃ɡo]), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It was formerly called Zaire (1971–1997). It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa (after Algeria), and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of over 84 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country, the fourth-most-populous country in Africa, and the 16th-most-populous country in the world. Eastern DR Congo has been the scene of ongoing military conflict in Kivu, since 2015. Centred on the Congo Basin, the territory of the DRC was first inhabited by Central African foragers around 90,000 years ago and was reached by the Bantu expansion about 3,000 years ago. In the west, the Kingdom of Kongo ruled around the mouth of the Congo River from the 14th to 19th centuries. In the centre and east, the kingdoms of Luba and Lunda ruled from the 16th and 17th centuries to the 19th century...

DR Congo Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 4°2'5"S / 21°45'18"E
  • CAPITAL: Kinshasa
  • POPULATION: 88,718,599
  • AREA: 2,267,050 Km2
  • GDP: $37,642,482,562
  • TELEPHONES: 58,200
  • INTERNET USERS: 290,000

How to Call DR Congo from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call DR 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 243, the country code for DR 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 DR Congo

  • LANGUAGES: French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba
  • CURRENCY: Franc (CDF)

    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 D Old British plug

    • Mainly used in India
    • 3 pins
    • Grounded
    • 5 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type D (partial and unsafe compatibility with C, E & F)

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