Congo

LOCAL TIME:
UTC+1
LANGUAGE:
French
FLIGHT TIME FROM UK:
10 to 12 Hrs
CURRENCY:
CDF

Congo is a country located in Central Africa, with a population of over 100 million people. The country is officially known as the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is bordered by nine other African countries. The capital city is Kinshasa, which is also the largest city in the country.

The official language of Congo is French, which is used for official documents and in education, business, and government. However, there are over 200 other local languages spoken in Congo, with Lingala, Swahili, and Tshiluba being the most widely spoken.

The primary currency used in Congo is the Congolese Franc (CDF). The exchange rate between the CDF and other currencies fluctuates depending on various factors such as the state of the economy and political events.

Congo is in the Central Africa Time Zone (CAT), which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+1).

There are no direct flights from the UK to Congo. However, there are connecting flights available from major European cities such as Brussels, Paris, and Amsterdam. The flight time from London to Kinshasa, Congo, with a layover, is around 10-12 hours.

The main airport in Congo is the Kinshasa N’Djili International Airport (FIH), located approximately 15 kilometers from the city center of Kinshasa. The airport serves both domestic and international flights, and is named after the nearby N’Djili River. The address of the airport is Avenue de l’Aviation, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Top Local Attractions

Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park is a vast and diverse nature reserve, known for its stunning landscapes, rare and endangered species, and unique cultural heritage. Visitors can hike through the park's many trails, see gorillas and other rare wildlife, and learn about the park's history and conservation efforts.

Congo River

The Congo River is one of the largest and most important rivers in Africa, known for its stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage. Visitors can take boat tours of the river, see a variety of rare and endangered species, and learn about the river's importance to the region's ecology and economy.

Brazzaville

Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Congo, known for its vibrant culture, rich history, and stunning architecture. Visitors can explore the city's many museums and historic sites, enjoy the lively nightlife and cuisine, and relax on the city's many beautiful beaches.
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