How to call Congo Democratic Republic from the USA & Canada:

011 - 243 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Congolese numbers. **011243 and +243 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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The current time in Kinshasa, Congo Democratic Republic is 07:36:28am

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Calling Congo Democratic Republic explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 243 - Country Code for Congo Democratic Republic
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0):
    • fixed - 7 to 9 digits, including area code
    • cell phones - 9 digits
  • sample call from the United States or from Canada to a landline in Kinshasa: 011 243 1? ??? ????

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Congolese cell phones
  • dialing sequence for calls and text messages: 011 243 8? ??? ???? (or 9? ??? ????)

Area codes:

Add to landline numbers only!
Boma 3 Kananga 4 Lubumbashi 2
Bukavu 6 Kikwit 3 Matadi 3
Butembo 6 Kindu 6 Mbandaka 5
Gandajika 4 Kinshasa 1 Mbuji-Mayi 4
Goma 6 Kisangani 5 Mwene-Ditu 4
Isiro 5 Kolwezi 2 Uvira 6
Kalemie 2 Likasi 2 Tshikapa 4

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