Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa

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Kasa-Vubu
Commune de Kasa-Vubu
Commune
Kasa-Vubu on a map of Kinshasa communes
Kasa-Vubu on a map of Kinshasa communes
Kinshasa city-province on a map of the DRC
Kinshasa city-province on a map of the DRC
Coordinates: 04°20′33″S 015°18′19″E / 4.34250°S 15.30528°E / -4.34250; 15.30528Coordinates: 04°20′33″S 015°18′19″E / 4.34250°S 15.30528°E / -4.34250; 15.30528[1]
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Kinshasa
District Funa
Area
 • Total 5.05 km2 (1.95 sq mi)
Population (2004 est.)
 • Total 157,320
 • Density 31,000/km2 (81,000/sq mi)

Kasa-Vubu is a municipality (commune) in the Funa district of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2]

Along with Kalamu, it forms the historical African heart of Kinshasa. Formerly known as Dendale, the town's name derives from the first president of the Congo after independence, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, who was elected mayor of the commune in 1957.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population of Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa
Year 1967 1970 1984 2003 2004
Population 56,540 67,525 74,888 152,141 157,320

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kasa Vubu, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo". Google Maps. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Géographie de Kinshasa (Geography of Kinshasa)" (in French). Ville de Kinshasa (City of Kinshasa). Retrieved 20 August 2011. 

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