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Kinshasa

Ville de Kinshasa
Ville-province (city-province)
City Centre
City Centre
Banner o Kinshasa
Banner
Offeecial seal o Kinshasa
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Kin la belle
(Scots: Kin the beautiful)
DRC, heichlichtin the ceety-province o Kinshasa
DRC, heichlichtin the ceety-province o Kinshasa
Kinshasa is locatit in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa
Kinshasa
DRC, heichlichtin the ceety-province o Kinshasa
Coordinates: 4°19′30″S 15°19′20″E / 4.32500°S 15.32222°E / -4.32500; 15.32222Coordinates: 4°19′30″S 15°19′20″E / 4.32500°S 15.32222°E / -4.32500; 15.32222
Kintra Democratic Republic o the Congo
ProvinceKinshasa
Founded1881
Administrative HQLa Gombe
Communes
Govrenment
 • GovrenorAndré Kimbuta
Area
 • City-province9,965 km2 (3,848 sq mi)
 • Urban583 km2 (225 sq mi)
Elevation
240 m (790 ft)
Population
 (2014)[2]
 • City-province10,125,000
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
 • Urban10,125,000
 • Urban density17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
 • Leid
French, Lingala, Kikongo
Time zoneGMT+1
Aurie code(s)243 + 9
HDI0.58 Medium (2012)[3]
Wabsteidwww.kinshasa.cd

Kinshasa (umwhile French: Léopoldville, an Dutch: Aboot this soondLeopoldstad ) 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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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Géographie de Kinshasa". Ville de Kinshasa. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "DemographiaWorld Urban Areas - 8th Annual Edition" (PDF). Demographia. April 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  3. "State of the World's Cities 2012/2013" (PDF). UN Habitat. 2013. p. 18. Retrieved 18 March 2015.