Not to be confused with Léopoldville (1956)
Description Circuit used in 1958 and maybe in 1959
Location Kinshasa (ex Léopoldville) - Kinshasa
Location North area of the city, near river Congo and main railways station
Latitude - Longitude - 4°18'03"     + 15°18'48"
-4.300833     15.313333
UTM Coordinates X = 534768.764  -  Y = 9524612.645  -  Zone 33M
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia
Altitude AMSL 282 m - 925 ft
Inauguration 1958
Closing 1959
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (...) Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> African racing
(2) English layout
(3) English GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(4) Italian Grace 3/2007 (page 36)Description in brief (without map) [Publishing date: April 2007]

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Léopoldville (1958)
Years 1958
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1958
Closing 1959
Last update of this page October 12th 2010
Info last update  
Distinctive points  
length 2430  m 7972  ft 1.51  mi   (3)
length 2479  m 8135  ft 1.541  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)

Léopoldville (1958)

Léopoldville (1958)

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Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 11th 2010   1958 Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 13th 2008   1958 Guido de Carli     Update Description with map
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