Meaning of Kinshasa in English:


Pronunciation /kɪnˈʃɑːsə/ /kɪnˈʃɑːzə/

proper noun

  • The capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), a port on the River Congo, in the south-west; population 7,273,900 (est. 2004). Founded in 1881 by the explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley, it became the country's capital in 1960.

    Former name (until 1966) Léopoldville