Kinshasa [- ʃ -] until 1966 Leopoldville [- vil], capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the left bank of the lower Congo at the end of the Stanley Pool, 370 m above sea level, across from Brazzaville, (2004) 7.3 Million residents.
Administrative, economic and cultural center of the country. Archbishopric; University (founded in 1954), as well as research institutes, art academy, national museum (rich collection of traditional Congolese art), national archive, libraries, botanical and zoological gardens.
To the south of the government district on Kongoufer, the residential districts are mostly in a chessboard-like layout; Most of the industrial operations (car assembly, textile, food, etc.) are located in the eastern suburbs. Kinshasa is the most important trading center with the largest inland port in the country, a transshipment point between the Congo shipping that ends here and the railway line to the port of Matadi on the Atlantic Ocean; an oil pipeline leads from the refinery there to Kinshasa; international Airport.
The city was founded in 1881 by Sir Henry Morton Stanley as Léopoldville, renamed the capital in 1923 and Kinshasa in 1966.
- Abbreviation: FIH
- Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
List of Kinshasa Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations for Kinshasa is FIH which stands for Kinshasa. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Kinshasa, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.
|Kinshasa||COJESKI||Collectif des Organisations des Jeunes Solidaires au Congo-Kinshasa|
|Kinshasa||TASOK||The American School of Kinshasa|
|Kinshasa||ISTK||Institut Supérieur Théologique de Kinshasa|
|Kinshasa||CPRK||Central Prison in Kinshasa|
|Kinshasa||CPRK||Centre Pénitentiaire et de Rééducation de Kinshasa|
|Kinshasa||KSPH||Kinshasa School of Public Health|
|Kinshasa||FIH||Kinshasa, Zaire – Kinshasa|