Health

Emergency telephone numbers

There is currently no public emergency service in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In an emergency, we recommend you contact the nearest hospital and/or your embassy or consulate in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Practical information

Capital
Kinshasa
Major towns and cities
Lubumbashi, Kolwezi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kisangani, Kananga, Likasi
Official languages
French
Population
66.5 million
Currency

Congolese Franc (CDF)
Check the exchange rate

Time zone
UTC +1  and +2 
Country code
+243 +area code +number of the person you are calling

Tourism & local way of life

Climate
Overall equatorial - more tropical in the west - more mountainous in the east
Best time to visit
June to September

Partenaires

Expat : The social network for expats living in the Democratic Republic of Congo
 

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