Formerly Le·o·pold·ville (lēˈə-pōld-vĭlˌ, lāˈ-)Kinshasa The capital and largest city of Congo (formerly Zaire), in the western part of the country on the Congo River. Founded in 1881 by the explorer Henry M. Stanley, who named it after his patron, Leopold II of Belgium, it became capital of the Belgian Congo in 1926 and was the scene of the revolt (June 1960) that led to Congo's independence. In 1966 its name was changed to Kinshasa, after the name of an early village that occupied the site. Population: 7,270,000.
the administrative centre and biggest town associated with the Democratic Republic regarding the Congo (formerly Zaire), into the western the main nation regarding the Congo River; started in 1881 by the explorer Henry M. Stanley, just who named it after his patron, Leopold II of Belgium, it became capital of this Belgian Congo in 1926 and ended up being the scene associated with the revolt (Summer 1960) that generated Congo's freedom; in 1966 its name had been altered to Kinshasa, after the name of an early on town that occupied the website.
the main city town of Zaire, formerly known as Leopoldville.