Kisantu, also known as Inkisi, is a town in the western Democratic Republic of Congo, lying south west of Kinshasa, on the Inkisi River.[1] It is known for its large cathedral and for its botanical gardens, which include an arboretum of indigenous trees.

Catholic Jesuits' mission at Kisantu, circa 1942

It has a population of about 78,000 people.[2]


Kisantu is served by a station on the national railway system. It also has an airport.[3]

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Coordinates: 5°08′18″S 15°05′27″E / 5.13833°S 15.09083°E / -5.13833; 15.09083