According to Allcitycodes, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Angola to the southwest, the Central African Republic to the north, Sudan to the northeast, Uganda to the east, Rwanda and Burundi to the southeast, and Zambia to the south. The total area of the DRC is 2,345,409 square kilometers (905,567 square miles). The capital city of DRC is Kinshasa. The terrain in DRC consists mostly of dense rainforest with some mountains scattered throughout the country. The highest point in DRC is Mount Stanley at 5,109 meters (16,763 feet). Major rivers include the Congo River and its tributaries such as Ubangi River and Lualaba River. The climate of DRC is tropical with hot summers and mild winters. The area code of DRC is +243. This code was introduced on 1 July 1998 when DRC switched from its old international dialling code of +800 to +243 for all incoming calls from abroad. This change was made so that all incoming calls would be routed through international carriers instead of neighbouring countries. This has helped increase security as well as improve call quality for customers calling into DRC from abroad. Check programingplease for Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2010.