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 (lē′ə-pōld-vĭl′, lā′-)
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(ˈlɪəpəʊldˌvɪl; French leɔpɔlvil)
(Placename) the former name (until 1966) of Kinshasa
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(kɪnˈʃɑ sə, ˈkɪn ʃɑ sə)

the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the NW part, on the Congo (Zaire) River. 4,655,313. Formerly, Léopoldville.
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Noun1.Leopoldville - the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
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Born Ferdinand Mose in 1944 in Leopoldville, Belgian Congo (now Kinshasa, DRC) the eventual guitar hero was the fifth of the nine children of Diamuini Dianpetelo Emanuel, a chef, and his wife Madelene.
Bombay is Mumbai, Leopoldville is Kinshasa, Cecil Rhodes has been hoisted from his plinth by a crane; but when I moved to Singapore a few years ago it quickly became clear that much of its colonial legacy had been left intact.
Stanley set up the post of Leopoldville on the south bank in 1882.
* Searching for anyone who served with me at Leopoldville International Airport during Belgian Congo crises.
It was formerly known as Leopoldville, changed to Belgian Congo, then on attaining independence changed its name again to Congo after the Congo River.
The Republic of the Congo became Zaire; Leopoldville became Kinshasa.
The Congo was divided into Brazzaville and Leopoldville. Vietnam and Korea were both divided into North and South.
Similarly, Jesuits in the Belgian Congo founded the University of Lovanium (1954) in Leopoldville, French authorities established the University of Dakar (1957), and, in 1962, Portuguese authorities began centres of tertiary learning that became the Estudos Gerais Universitarios de Angola (1968) and Estudos Gerais Universitarios de Mocambique (1968).
What was it about the World Health Organization (WHO) and its mission, as well as the mission of the United Nations postwar that engendered fear in colonial administrators and doctors from Paris, Brussels, and London to Dakar, Brazzaville, Leopoldville, and Kampala?
The China Clipper flew a secret mission from Leopoldville, Belgian Congo (now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo), carrying plutonium for the Manhattan Project to use in developing the atomic bomb.
In the early 1960s, MPLA headquarters were based initially in Conakry, then in Leopoldville and Congo-Brazzaville.