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Kinshasa (umwhile French: Léopoldville, an Dutch: Aboot this soond Leopoldstad ) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Democratic Republic o the Congo (umwhile, Zaire). The ceety is locatit on the Congo River.

Ance a steid o fishin veelages, Kinshasa is nou a urban aurie wi a population o 10,076,099 indwallers in 2009. The ceety o Brazzaville (aboot 1.2 million in 2007 wi its suburbs), caipital o the Republic o the Congo, ligs juist athort the Congo River fae Kinshasa. Wi Brazzaville, the conurbation o Kinshasa-Brazzaville gane thegither haes sicweys naurly 12 million indwallers—makkin it the maist populous transborder metropolitan aurie in the warld. Acause the admeenistrative bundaries kiver sic a vast aurie, ower 60% o the ceety's laund is landwart in naitur, an the urban aurie anerlie occupees a smaw section in the faur wastren end o the province.

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