in Kinshasa City, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Jardin Zoologique (zoo, (1 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -4.328 and 15.314 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -4° 19' 39" and E 15° 18' 48"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Franc - CDF
- Spoken languages:
- French, Lingala, Kongo
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 08:56 AM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Africa/Kinshasa
- UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:05 am and 6:19 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 4.690 and -160.409 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Matanibike Village
- This place on Wikipedia
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Safety Score: 3,8 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Democratic Republic of the Congo. Last Update: 2019-02-18 09:03:10
Kinshasa in Kinshasa City with it's 7,785,965 citizens is a city in Democratic Republic of the Congo. It's the capital of this country.
Local time in Kinshasa is now 08:56 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kinshasa with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Kinshasa. The closest is airport we know is Ndolo Airport in Kiribati in a distance of 1 mi (or 2 km). Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
We discovered 1 points of interest in the vicinity of this place. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Brazzaville, Kinkala, Madingou, Djambala and Nkayi. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Pullman Kinshasa Grand Hotel
Kin Plaza Arjaan by Rotana
Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo
Ledger Plaza Maya Maya
Brazzaville Radisson Blu M'Bamou Palace Hotel
MEMLING HOTEL KINSHASA
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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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.
The Belgian Congo was the formal title of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between King Leopold II’s formal relinquishment of his personal control over the state to Belgium on 15 November 1908, and Congolese independence on 30 June 1960.
Livingstone Falls — named for the explorer David Livingstone — are a succession of enormous rapids on the lower course of the Congo River in west equatorial Africa, downstream from Malebo Pool in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
N'djili Airport, also known as N'Djili International Airport and Kinshasa International Airport, serves the city of Kinshasa and is the largest of the four international airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is named after the nearby Ndjili River. In 1998, N'Djili airport was the site of one of the decisive battles of the Second Congo War.
Stade des Martyrs
Stade des Martyrs of Pentecost, also known as simply Stade des Martyrs and formerly known as Stade Kamanyola is a national stadium located in the town of Lingwala in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is mainly used for football matches and has organised many concerts and athletics competitions.
Maya-Maya Airport is an airport located in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo. In 2004, the airport served 447,699 passengers. In 2010, a new runway 3300m long (05L/23R) and a brand new terminal, with 3 air bridges was opened. The older runway (05R/23L) was repaired and now is used as a taxiway.
Stade Tata Raphaël
Stade Tata Raphaël (Father Raphael Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Originally known as Stade Roi Baudouin (King Baudouin Stadium) when it was inaugurated in 1952 and Stade du 20 Mai (20th of May Stadium) in 1967, it was used mostly for football matches. Its most famous event was The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman that took place on October 30, 1974.
University of Kinshasa
The University of Kinshasa (French, Université de Kinshasa), was one of three universities, along with University of Kisangani and University of Lubumbashi, created following the division of the National University of Zaire (UNAZA). It is located in Kinshasa. The university had an enrollment of 26,186 and a faculty and research staff of 1,530 in the 2006-2007 academic year, and currently has ten academic divisions.
Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat
Stade Alphonse Massamba Debat (also named Stade de la Revolution) in Brazzaville is the national stadium of the Republic of the Congo. It is used for football matches and also has an athletics track and a handball court. It hosts the home games of CARA Brazzaville and Etoile du Congo. It holds 25,000 people. It was the venue for the 1965 All-Africa Games and the 2004 African Championships in Athletics.
Mbamu is an island in the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville). It is situated in the Pool Malebo, a lake formed by the River Congo. To the south lies Kinshasa, and the northwest lies Brazzaville.
Stade Marchand is a multi-use stadium in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. It is used for football matches and serves as the home of Diables Noirs of the Congo Premier League. It has a capacity of 5,000 people.
2007 Africa One Antonov An-26 crash
The 2007 Africa One Antonov An-26 crash occurred when a twin engine Antonov An-26, belonging to the Congolese air carrier Africa One, crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from N'djili Airport in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo on October 4, 2007. The flight left N'djili at 10:43 local time bound for Tshikapa, a distance of 650 km to the east.
Académie des Beaux-Arts (Kinshasa)
The Académie des Beaux-Arts (ABA) is a school in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The school is devoted to teaching the arts, and was founded in 1943 as the École Saint-Luc à Gombe Matadi by Belgian catholic missionary Marc Wallenda. In 1949 the school moved to present-day Kinshasa and in 1957 it was renamed as the Académie des Beaux-Arts. During the education reforms of 1981 the school was integrated into the national technical university system.
N'Dolo Airport, also known as Ndolo Airport, is a secondary airport in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, located in the commune of Barumbu near the city center. The Aviation militaire de la Force Publique was established here in October 1940 with requisitioned aircraft. Runways are limited to aircraft under 15,000 kg since the disastrous crash of January 8, 1996, in which an Antonov An-32 aborted takeoff and overran the runway 600 m into a market.
1996 Air Africa crash
The 1996 Air Africa crash occurred on 8 January 1996 when an overloaded Air Africa Antonov An-32B aircraft, wet leased from Moscow Airways and bound for Kahemba Airport, overshot the runway at N'Dolo Airport in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo after failing to take off. The aircraft ploughed into Kinshasa's Simbazikita street market, causing an estimated 300 fatalities (including two on board the aircraft) and 253 serious injuries.
Lola ya Bonobo
Founded by Claudine Andre in 1994, Lola ya Bonobo is the world's only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos. Since 2002, the sanctuary has been located at the Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, just outside of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lola ya Bonobo means 'paradise for bonobos' in Lingala, the main language of Kinshasa. In 2012, Lola ya Bonobo was home to 60 bonobos who live in 30 hectares of primary forest. Typically, bonobos arrive as young infants.
The Nabemba Tower, also known as Elf Tower, is an office skyscraper in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. At 106 metres and 30 floors it is the tallest building in the Republic of the Congo. It is named after Mont Nabemba, the highest mountain in the country. The tower was built with borrowed funds from the French oil company Elf Aquitaine. The tower was designed by Jean Marie Legrand during the government's five-year plan and was built between 1983 and 1986.
The Brazzaville–Kinshasa Bridge is a proposed road-rail bridge planned to connect Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are major capital cities on the Congo River. The bridge would need to be about 4 km long.
Stade 24 Novembre
Stade 24 Novembre, formerly known as Stade Reine Astrid and today Stade Cardinal Malula, is a stadium located in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It opened in 1937 and serves as the home of AS Dragons. It is currently named in honor of the date Mobutu Sese Seko seized power in the country in 1965. It was previously named after Astrid of Sweden and Joseph Malula.
2011 United Nations Bombardier CRJ-100 crash
On 4 April 2011, a Georgian Airways Bombardier CRJ-100ER crashed while landing at N'djili Airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The aircraft broke up when it hit the runway at the airport as it attempted to land. There were 32 fatalities, with the sole survivor a Congolese journalist.
Equatorial Congo Airlines
Equatorial Congo Airlines Ltd. , operating as ECAir, is a new airline from the Republic of the Congo, headquartered in Brazzaville. The airline currently operates as the flag carrier for the Republic of Congo, and is part of a move within Africa to ensure higher safety standards among airlines and increase the reputation of airlines operating within Africa.
Petites Chutes de la Lukaya
The Petites Chutes de la Lukaya is a set of small waterfalls on the Lukaya River. They are just south of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are perhaps 1 metre high. During the colonial era, Jesuits who settled on the Ndjili River in June 1893 at Kimbangu, in what is now Masina, were the first Catholic missionaries in the area.
Kalamu is a commune of the city of Boma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Nganza is a commune of the city of Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Brazzaville arms dump blasts
On 4 March 2012, a series of blasts occurred at an army arms dump in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo. At least 250 people were killed by the explosions. Additional bodies were said to be "unfindable. " Among the dead were six Chinese workers from a Beijing Construction Engineering Group work site close to the armoury. Interior Minister Raymond Mboulou said that nearby hospitals were overflowing with injuries, with many wounded lying in hallways due to lack of space.
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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