How to call Congo from the USA/Canada:

011 - 242 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Congolese numbers. **011242 and +242 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

Calling from another country?

The current time in Congo is 07:30:28am

Calling Congo explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 242 - Country Code for Congo
  • Phone Number - 9 digits, first digit is 2 for landlines and 0 for cell phones
  • calling from Canada or United States to Congo international dialing format: 011 242 ?? ??? ????

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Congolese cell phones
  • dialing sequence for calls and text messages: 011 242 0? ??? ????

Landline numbers in largest cities:

  • Brazzaville: 22 28? ????
  • Pointe-Noire: 22 29? ????
  • Likouala: 22 22? ????

Phone books:

  • Annuaire Congo - commercial directory published by Africannuaire, in French

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