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Basic information about Dakar
Dakar region is the smallest and most populated region of Senegal, encompassing the capital city of the country, Dakar, and all its suburbs along the Cap–Vert Peninsula, Africa's most westerly point.
Cities, towns & villages in Dakar
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LayèneThe Layene Brotherhood is a religious sect of Sufi Muslims based in Senegal and founded by Seydina Limamou Laye. It is notable for its belief that their leader is the Mahdi (who they believe is the reincarnation of Muhammad). Despite its name of \"brotherhood [confrérie]\", the Layene Brotherhood includes women. The top religious leadership is restricted to the male descendants of the founder, Seydina Limamou Laye. Khalifs of the Layene Brotherhood: 1. Seydina Issa Rouhou Laye, 1909-1949 2. Seydina Mandione Laye, 1949-1971 3. Seydina Issa Laye II, 1971-1987 4. Mame Alassane Laye, 1987-2001 Show Layèneon the map
GoréeÎle de Gorée (i.e. \"Gorée Island\"; (French pronunciation: ​[ildəɡoʁe], from Dutch Goede Reede (good harbor)) is one of the 19 communes d'arrondissement (i.e. districts) of the city of Dakar, Senegal. It is an 18.2-hectare (45-acre) island located 2 kilometres (1.1 nmi; 1.2 mi) at sea from the main harbor of Dakar (14°40′0″N 17°24′0″W / 14.66667°N 17.40000°W). Show Goréeon the map
DakarDakar (English pronunciation: /dɑːˈkɑːr, ˈdækər/; French: [da.kaʁ]) is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city in the Old World and on the African mainland. Its position, on the western edge of Africa, is an advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade; this fact aided its growth into a major regional port. Dakar is a major administrative center, home to the Senegal National Assembly and the Presidential Palace. Show Dakaron the map
PikinePikine is a city in the Pikine Department of the Dakar Region of Senegal. Lying to the east of Dakar city centre, at the 2013 Census it had a population of 1,170,791. The department includes the villages of Yeumbeul, Thiaroye, Mbao, and Keur Massar Malika. Until the mid-2000s, it also included Guédiawaye, which now forms a separate Department. 300px The city was founded in 1952 by the colonial government for former residents of Dakar who were relocated for new developments. This original city is now known as \"Old Pikine\", while an informal community has grown up around it. Show Pikineon the map
ThiaroyeThiaroye (or Tiaroye) is the name of a historic town in Sénégal, situated in the suburbs of Dakar, on the southeast coast of the Cap-Vert peninsula, between Pikine and Rufisque. Since the administrative reform in 1996, Thiaroye has been divided into independent communes, Thiaroye-Gare, Thiaroye-sur-Mer and Thiaroye-Kao (or Djiddah Thiaroye Kao), with Guinaw-Rail Nord, Guinaw-Rail Sud (both to the west), and Tivaouane-Diacksao (to the east) split off and separating Thiaroye-sur-Mer from the other two inland communes. Show Thiaroyeon the map
HannHann is a neighbourhood of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. It is located on the eastern side of the small south facing peninsula on which the old city of Dakar built. Hann neighborhood sits along a crescent shaped beach called Hann Bay. Hann is part of the Hann Bel-Air commune d'arrondissement: a part of the municipal Dakar Department which covers the city of Dakar. Hann is one of the four original Lebou villages of the Cap-Vert Peninsula, along with Yoff, Ngor, and Ouakam. Show Hannon the map
YoffYoff is a town (commune d'arrondissement) part of the city (commune) of Dakar. It lies north of downtown Dakar and immediately north of Dakar Airport Sédar Senghor International Airport). The town is built along the broad beach at Yoff Bay. According to the 2014 census, the population of Yoff is 89,442 inhabitants. Yoff is one of the four original Lebou villages of the Cap-Vert Peninsula, along with Hann, Ngor, and Ouakam. Show Yoffon the map
RufisqueRufisque is a city in the Dakar region of western Senegal, at the base of the Cap-Vert Peninsula. It has a population of 179,797 (2002 census). In the past it was an important port city in its own right, but is now a suburb of Dakar. Rufisque is also the capital of the department of the same name and is lying 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-east of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Show Rufisqueon the map
GuédiawayeGuédiawaye is a town and département of the Dakar Region of Senegal. Lying on the Atlantic Ocean to the north east of Dakar city centre, in 2013 it had a population of 329,659. Until the mid-2000s, the département was part of Pikine. Show Guédiawayeon the map
OuakamOuakam is a commune d'arrondissement in the city of Dakar, Senegal. The commune is the birthplace of French politicians Ségolène Royal and Rama Yade and Senegalese writer and politician Birago Diop. Ouakam is one of the four original Lebou villages of the Cap-Vert Peninsula, along with Yoff, Ngor, and Hann. Show Ouakamon the map
NgorNgor is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. As of 2013 it had a population of 17,383. The westernmost point of the African continent is located there. Hann is one of the four original Lebou villages of the Cap-Vert Peninsula, along with Yoff, Hann, and Ouakam. Show Ngoron the map
BargnyBargny (also, Bargny-Gouddau and Bargny Gouddou) is a settlement in Senegal. It is located in a somewhat sheltered bay about 15 km to the east of the capital, Dakar. Show Bargnyon the map
MédinaMédina is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal, part of the Dakar-Plateau arrondissement, located in the southern part of Dakar. Show Médinaon the map
Parcelles AssainiesParcelles Assainies is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. As of 2013 it had a population of 159,498. Show Parcelles Assainieson the map
Le PlateauDakar-Plateau is an arrondissement in the Dakar Department, and forms the central district of the city of Dakar. Show Le Plateauon the map
CambérèneCambérène is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. As of 2013 it had a population of 52,420. Show Cambérèneon the map
H.L.M. Six NimzatHLM is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. As of 2013 it had a population of 39,126. Show H.L.M. Six Nimzaton the map
SébikhotaneSébikotane Arrondissement is an arrondissement of the Rufisque Department in the Dakar Region of Senegal. Show Sébikhotaneon the map
Grand DakarGrand Dakar is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Show Grand Dakaron the map
Patte d’OiePatte d'Oie is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Show Patte d’Oieon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Dakar
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Dakar DepartmentDakar Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Dakar Region. The department of Dakar is one of the four departments of the Dakar region, which is one of the 11 regions of Senegal. The Dakar region encompasses the city of Dakar and all its suburbs along the Cape Verde Peninsula. Its territory is thus roughly the same as the territory of the metropolitan area of Dakar. Since the administrative reforms of 1996, the regions of Senegal, which until then were merely local administrative structures of the central state, have been turned into full-fledged political units, with democratically elected regional councils, and regional presidents. They were given extensive powers, and manage economic development, transportation, or environmental protection issues at the regional@en .Show on map
BiscuiterieBiscuiterie is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal, part of the arrondissment of Grand Dakar. It is located in the centre-southern area of the city. As of 2007, it had a population of 56,932.Show on map
DakarDakar region is the smallest and most populated region of Senegal, encompassing the capital city of the country, Dakar, and all its suburbs along the Cap–Vert Peninsula, Africa's most westerly point.Show on map
Guédiawaye DepartmentGuédiawaye Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Dakar Region. it:Dipartimento di (departamento)Show on map
Dieuppeul DerkleDieuppeul-Derklé is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. As of 2013 it had a population of 36,917.Show on map
Pikine DepartmentPikine Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Dakar Region. Its capital is Pikine.Show on map
Rufisque DepartmentRufisque Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Dakar Region.Show on map
Different buildings in Dakar
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Léopold Sédar Senghor International AirportLéopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (French: Aéroport international IATA: DKR, ICAO: GOOY) is an international airport serving Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The airport is situated near the town of Yoff, north of Dakar. It was known as Dakar Yoff International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Dakar-Yoff) until 9 October 1996, when it was renamed in honor of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of Senegal.Show on map
University Cheikh Anta DiopCheikh Anta Diop University (French: Université Cheikh Anta Diop or UCAD), also known as the University of Dakar, is a university in Dakar, Senegal. It is named after the Senegalese physicist, historian and anthropologist Cheikh Anta Diop and has an enrollment of over 60,000.Show on map
Stade Demba DiopStade Demba-Diop is a multi-use stadium in greater Dakar, Senegal. It is situated on Boulevard Président Habib Bourguiba in Sicap-Liberté, an urban arrondissement of Dakar. Several football clubs use this stadium for their home games.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Dakar
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Lac RetbaLake Retba or Lac Rose (meaning Pink Lake) lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30 km (18 miles) north-east of the capital, Dakar in northwest Africa. It is named for its pink waters caused by Dunaliella salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.Show on map
Baie de YofYoff Bay (fr. Baie de Yof) is a bay on the northwestern side of the Cap-Vert peninsula, directly north of the city centre of Dakar Senegal. The town of Yoff is located along the bay, and is a suburb of Dakar. It is located in the westernmost point of Africa.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Dakar
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Cap VertCap-Vert is a peninsula in Senegal, and the westernmost point of the continent of Africa and of the Old World mainland. Originally called Cabo Verde or \"Green Cape\" by Portuguese explorers, it is not to be confused with the Cape Verde islands, which are some 560 kilometres (350 mi) further west. Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is located near the southern tip. Cap-Vert is a rocky promontory extending west from the main sandy areas of Senegal. Cap-Vert has an excellent harbor, facing Gorée Island.Show on map
Îles Des MadeleinesThe Iles de la Madeleine lie west of Dakar in Senegal. The islands are uninhabited. The main island is Sarpan, known for its Stone Age tool finds. The islands are also known for their birds, fish and plant life.The cliffs are steep, and had been carved by the sea over millions of yearsShow on map
Pointe des AlmadiesPointe des Almadies is the westernmost point on the continent of Africa. Pointe des Almadies is located on the north-western end of the Cap Vert peninsula in Senegal.Show on map