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Definitions for kinshasa
kɪnˈʃɑ sə, ˈkɪn ʃɑ səkin·shasa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kinshasa, Leopoldvillenoun

    the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville

Wiktionary

  1. Kinshasanoun

    The capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), in the western part of the country on the Congo River; founded in 1881 by the explorer Henry M. Stanley, who named it after his patron, Leopold II of Belgium, it became capital of the Belgian Congo in 1926 and was the scene of the revolt (June 1960) that led to Congo's independence; in 1966 its name was changed to Kinshasa, after the name of an early village that occupied the site.

Wikipedia

  1. Kinshasa

    Kinshasa (; French: [kinʃasa]; Lingala: Kinsásá), formerly Léopoldville (Dutch: Leopoldstad), is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Once a site of fishing and trading villages situated along the Congo River, Kinshasa is now one of the world's fastest growing megacities. The city of Kinshasa is also one of the DRC's 26 provinces. Because the administrative boundaries of the city-province cover a vast area, over 90 percent of the city-province's land is rural in nature, and the urban area occupies a small but expanding section on the western side.Kinshasa is Africa's third-largest metropolitan area after Cairo and Lagos. It is also the world's largest nominally Francophone urban area, with French being the language of government, education, media, public services and high-end commerce in the city, while Lingala is used as a lingua franca in the street. Kinshasa hosted the 14th Francophonie Summit in October 2012.Residents of Kinshasa are known as Kinois (in French and sometimes in English) or Kinshasans (English). The indigenous people of the area include the Humbu and Teke. The city faces Brazzaville, the capital of the neighbouring Republic of the Congo. Although the river span is 7 km wide at this point, the two cities are the world's second-closest pair of capital cities (after Vatican City and Rome).

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  1. kinshasa

    Kinshasa is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Situated alongside the Congo River, it is known for its vibrant culture, arts scene, and music, notably the dance music known as Congolese rumba. Notably, it also serves as a major economic and administrative hub of the country.

Wikidata

  1. Kinshasa

    Kinshasa is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The city is located on the Congo River. Once a site of fishing villages, Kinshasa is now an urban area with a population of 9 million inhabitants. It faces the capital of the neighbouring Republic of Congo, Brazzaville, which can be seen in the distance across the wide Congo River. The city of Kinshasa is also one of the DRC's 11 provinces. Because the administrative boundaries of the city-province cover a vast area, over 90% of the city-province's land is rural in nature, and the urban area only occupies a small section in the far western end of the city-province. Kinshasa is the second largest city in Africa after Cairo. It is also the second largest "francophone" urban area in the world after Paris, French being the language of government, schools, newspapers, public services and high-end commerce in the city, while Lingala is used as a lingua franca in the street. If current demographic trends continue, Kinshasa should surpass Paris in population around 2020. Kinshasa hosted the 14th Francophonie Summit in October 2012. Residents of Kinshasa are known as Kinois or Kinshasans.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kinshasa in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kinshasa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of kinshasa in a Sentence

  1. Salimata Diop:

    In Kinshasa (the capital of the DRC) the subjects of art were typically social, lighter and with a lot of humor.

  2. Alejandro Costa:

    If we have to vaccinate Kinshasa, that would be a trigger, we don't have enough vaccine. Kinshasa has a population of 12 million to 14 million people and we only have today around six million doses.

  3. Andre Magnin:

    These artists, who had begun as billboard painters, decorators and illustrators, had set up their studio on the busy streets of Kinshasa so that their canvases would be seen by everyone, i was struck by the freedom, variety, humor, and beauty of the paintings that were passing before my eyes.

  4. Jannot Nlandu:

    Even in death he can draw huge crowds he is the king of Kinshasa.

  5. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki:

    Our ambassador in Kinshasa has raised this at the highest levels with the DRC government.

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