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Democratic Republic of Congo πŸ‡¨πŸ‡©

Kinshasa

Middle Africa, Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo is part of Africa with capital at Kinshasa. Official language is French. DR Congo uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is from UTC+01:00 to UTC+02:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

πŸ’± Currencies Used

DR Congo uses the Congolese franc (symbol: Fr), code CDF.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 francs and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 centimes. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of null.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in DR Congo. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in DR Congo is on average 1.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in DR Congo is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 31,685.66 CDF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 0 telecoms: . DR Congo uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in DR Congo upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call DR Congo, dial +, then 243 (the country code for DR Congo), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within DR Congo, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 12 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

DR Congo uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type E.

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Last updated: April 9, 2019