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Ville de Kinshasa
Ville-province (city-province)
City Centre
City Centre
Banner o Kinshasa
Offeecial seal o Kinshasa
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
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
Province Kinshasa
Founded 1881
Administrative HQ La Gombe
 • Govrenor André Kimbuta
 • City-province 9,965 km2 (3,848 sq mi)
 • Urban[2] 583 km2 (225 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (2014)[2]
 • City-province 10,125,000
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
 • Urban[2] 10,125,000
 • Urban density 17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
 • Leid French, Lingala, Kikongo
Time zone GMT+1
Aurie code(s) 243 + 9
HDI 0.58 Medium (2012)[3]

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.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.