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Congo (Democratic Republic of - Kinshasa)

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CONGO (KINSHASA)
CONGO (KINSHASA)

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Congo (Kinshasa) - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

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ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

CGO

Internet country code

CD

GRC Country Code

ZAI

Congo (Kinshasa) - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 8th April 2021

In French:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

In Swahili, Luba and Lingala:

   1.234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Congo (Kinshasa) - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 8th April 2021
   dd/mm/yyyy
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Congo (Kinshasa) - Languages

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221 languages are spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a complex geographical pattern. The official language is French External. Widespread languages include: Alur External (500 000 speakers); Bangala External (3 500 000 second-language speakers); Kituba External (4 200 000 speakers); Kongo External (1 000 000 speakers); Lendu External (750 000 speakers); Lingala External (8 400 000 speakers); Luba-Kasai External (6 300 000 speakers); Luba-Shaba External (1 505 000 speakers); Nandi External (903 000 speakers); Ngbaka External (750 000 speakers); Shi External (654 000 speakers); Songe External (1 000 000 speakers); Zaire Swahili External (9 100 000 second-language speakers); Tetela External (750 000 speakers) and Zande External (730 000 speakers).

Congo (Kinshasa) - Personal names

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Names are usually written in the order family name + given name(s). Women retain their maiden names upon marriage. Children take the father’s family name.

   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Congo (Kinshasa) - Example address format

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Addresses are likely to be written in French. Deliveries are to post office boxes.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Congo (Kinshasa) - Post office box

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This is written as Boîte Postale, or BP.

Congo (Kinshasa) - Postal codes

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Democratic Republic of Congo has no postal code system.

Congo (Kinshasa) - Postal code format graphic

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Congo (Kinshasa) - Postal code format

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Congo (Kinshasa) - Postal code specifics

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Congo (Kinshasa) - Postal code regular expression

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Congo (Kinshasa) - Postal code level of coverage

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Congo (Kinshasa) - Postal code map

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Congo (Kinshasa) - Administrative districts

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s previous 10 provinces and one city were replaced in 2006 with 25 new provinces External and a city (shown with an asterisk):

    Bas-Uele External
    Équateur External
    Haut-Katanga External
    Haut-Lomami External
    Haut-Uele External
    Ituri External
    Kasaï External
    Kasaï oriental External
    Kinshasa External*
    Kongo central External
    Kwango External
    Kwilu External
    Lomami External
    Lualaba External
    Lulua External
    Mai-Ndombe External
    Maniema External
    Mongala External
    Nord-Kivu External
    Nord-Ubangi External
    Sankuru External
    Sud-Kivu External
    Sud-Ubangi External
    Tanganyika External
    Tshopo External
    Tshuapa External

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Congo (Kinshasa)

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Congolese geographic telephone area codes have 1 digit (when called from abroad). Subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers are no area codes, 9 digits and commence with 8 or 9.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

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