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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo-Kinshasa / DRC

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

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).

The Democratic Republic of the Congo does not operate Daylight Saving Time.

The international dialling code for Democratic Republic of Congoย is +243.


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