a port in and capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the northwestern part, on the Congo (Zaire) River.
- Formerly Lé·o·pold·ville [lee-uh-pohld-vil, ley-; French ley-aw-pawld-veel], /ˈli ə poʊldˌvɪl, ˈleɪ-; French leɪ ɔ pɔldˈvil/, Le·o·pold·ville [lee-uh-pohld-vil, ley-] /ˈli ə poʊldˌvɪl, ˈleɪ-/ .
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How to use Kinshasa in a sentence
Despite its low carbon footprint, Kinshasa’s lack of infrastructure and insufficient funding for adaptation measures leaves its rapidly-growing population at greater risk.
Kinshasa is also expected to grow far more by 2035 than Shenzhen.
The population of Kinshasa, for example, is similar to that of Shenzhen today.
The Manchester-based activist was born in Kinshasa but raised on the “nitty, gritty streets of London town.”
Emerging megacities like Kinshasa or Lima do not command important global niches.
The women in Kinshasa seemed newly energized by Leymah, the film, and the workshop.
Mutombo is known for handing out spur-of-the-moment cash whenever he is in Kinshasa.
British Dictionary definitions for Kinshasa
the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), on the River Congo opposite Brazzaville: became capital of the Belgian Congo in 1929 and of Zaïre in 1960; university (1954). Pop: 5 717 000 (2005 est): Former name (until 1966): Léopoldville
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