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 .
The Democratic Republic of Congo spans 2 time zones:
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).
Democratic Republic of Congo does not operate Daylight-Saving Time.
The International Dialling Code for Democratic Republic of Congo is +243.