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Democratic Republic of Congo

Zaire / Congo-Kinshasa / DRC


The Democratic Republic of the Congo is sometimes known as "Congo-Kinshasa" or DRC.  It was known as the Congo Free State, and later the Belgian Congo.  It was named Zaire from 1971 to 1997.  The DRC is in Central Africa, northeast of Angola .

What is the time in Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa?

The Democratic Republic of Congo spans 2 time zones:

Democratic Republic of Congo - Kinshasa Time

Clock showing the current local time now in Democratic Republic of Congo - West (Kinshasa Time Zone)

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What Time Zone is Democratic Republic of Congo in?

The country spans 2 time zones: The western half of the country, including the capital, Kinshasa, operate a Standard Time that is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

The eastern half of the country, including Lubumbashi, operate a Standard Time that is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

Does Democratic Republic of Congo operate Daylight Saving (Summer) Time?

Democratic Republic of Congo does not operate Daylight-Saving Time.

What is the International Telephone Dialing Code for Democratic Republic of Congo?

The International Dialing Code for Democratic Republic of Congo is +243.

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