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ID: 7000628
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Kinshasa (inhabited place)  Kinshasa (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 04 18 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -4.3000  decimal degrees
Long: 015 18 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 15.3000  decimal degrees

Note: Established as a depot by Sir Henry Morton Stanley who gave it the name of his sponsor, the Belgian king; quickly grew after the completion of the railroad from Matadi in 1898; center of the 1959 revolt that led to independence from Belgium.

Names:
Kinshasa (preferred,C,V)  ............ since 1966
Kinschasa (C,V)
Léopoldville (H,O)  ............ until 1966

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Congo, République Démocratique du (nation)  ........  Congo, République Démocratique du (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kinshasa (special city)  ............  Kinshasa (special city) (P)
Hierarchy of Kinshasa (inhabited place)  ................  Kinshasa (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  developed in 1881, but was settled earlier
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  of Belgian Congo, 1926; of independent republic, 1960
port (C)
financial center (C)
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Congo, République Démocratique du .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Africa) [1000159]

Sources and Contributors:
Kinschasa..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-87
Kinshasa..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 481
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VI, 881
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 101
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 613
Léopoldville..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 481
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VI, 881
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 613
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 481
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VI, 881
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-87
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 101
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 613
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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