Kinshasa Tourism, Democratic Republic Of The Congo

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Kinshasa (/kɪnˈʃɑːsə/; formerly Leopoldville (French: Léopoldville or Dutch )) is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is on the Congo River. Once a site of fishing villages, Kinshasa is now an urban area with a 2014 population of over 11 million. It faces Brazzaville, the capital of the neighboring Republic of the Congo, which can be seen in the distance across the wide Congo River, making them the two closest capital cities on Earth. The city of Kinshasa is also one of the DRC's 26 provinces. Because the administrative boundaries of the city-province cover a vast area, over 90% of the city-province's land is rural in nature, and the urban area only occupies a small section in the far western end of the city-province. Kinshasa is Africa's third-largest urban area after Cairo and Lagos. It is also the world's largest "francophone" urban area (recently surpassing Paris in population), with French being the language of government, schools, newspapers, public services and high-end commerce in the city, while Lingala is used as a lingua franca in the street. Kinshasa hosted the 14th Francophonie Summit in October 2012. Residents of Kinshasa are known as Kinois (in French and sometimes in English) or Kinshasans (English).


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Facts and Stats for Kinshasa*

  • Kinshasa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kinshasa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kinshasa.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Kinshasa - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 93.75 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 81.02 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 87.78 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kinshasa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kinshasa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 80 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 120 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 100 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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