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Encyclopedia > Dakar
Ville de Dakar
(City coat of arms)
City map
(City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes d'arrondissement)
City proper
(commune)
Région Dakar
Département Dakar
Mayor Pape Diop
(PDS) (since 2002)
Area 82.38 km²[1]
Subdivisions 19 communes d'arrondiss.
Population
31.12.2005 estimate
(Ranked 1st)
1,030,594[2]
Density 12,510/km²
Metropolitan area
(Dakar région)
(data here are for the administrative Dakar région, which matches almost exactly the limits of the metropolitan area)
Regional president Abdoulaye Faye
(PDS) (since 2002)
Communes 7 (as of Dec. 2005), plus
2 communautés rurales
Area 547 km²[3]
Population
31.12.2005 estimate
(Ranked 1st)
2,452,656[2]
Yearly growth approx. +2.50 %
Density 4,484/km²
Miscellaneous
Sister cities Washington, D.C. (USA)
Taipei (Taiwan)
Sfax (Tunisia)
Praia (Cape Verde)
Oran (Algeria)
Niamey (Niger)
Milan (Italy)
Marseille (France)
Kinshasa (D. Rep. Congo)
(Palestine)
Douala (Cameroon)
Casablanca (Morocco)
Brazzaville (Rep. Congo)
Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
Banjul (Gambia)
Bamako (Mali)
Baku (Azerbaijan)
N'gor - a northern suburb of Dakar, near the Yoff Airport.
N'gor - a northern suburb of Dakar, near the Yoff Airport.
For Dakar Rally, see Dakar Rally. For the Israeli submarine, see INS Dakar.

Dakar is the capital city of Senegal, located on the Cape Verde Peninsula, on the country's Atlantic coast. Its position, on the western edge of Africa (it is the westernmost African city), is an advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade; this fact aided its growth into a major regional port. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A commune is an administrative subdivision of various European and African countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Senegal, and the Scandinavian countries. ... Senegal is subdivided into 11 regions (régions, singular - région) (regional capitals have the same name as their respective regions): Dakar Diourbel Fatick Kaolack Kolda Louga Matam Saint-Louis Tambacounda Thiès Ziguinchor See also Departments of Senegal External links List of administrative divisons in Senegal Map of main... Dakar is by far Senegals largest city. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Pape Diop is a Senegalese politician and a leading member of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS). ... The Senegalese Democratic Party (French: Parti Démocratique Sénégalais) is a political party in Senegal. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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Location of Banjul in The Gambia Street in Banjul city Banjul (formerly Bathurst) is the capital of The Gambia. ... View of Bamako Bamako district Bamako, population 1,690,471 (2006), is the capital of Mali, and is the biggest city in the country. ... For other uses, see Baku (disambiguation). ... Ngor Village - a northern suburb of Dakar near the Yoff airport, Senegal Photograph taken in October 2003 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Ngor Village - a northern suburb of Dakar near the Yoff airport, Senegal Photograph taken in October 2003 by Henryk Kotowski and is released under the terms of GNU GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (IATA: DKR, ICAO: GOOY) is an international air facility in Dakar, Senegal. ... A support truck during the 2004 Dakar The Dakar Rally (or simply The Dakar; formerly known as The Paris Dakar Rally and now as The Lisbon Dakar Rally) is an annual off-road race, organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. ... INS Dakar (77-צ) was originally a British T class submarine built for the Royal Navy by H.M. Dockyard in Davenport. ... The peninsula of Cap-Vert (Cape Verde, meaning green point) is the westernmost part of the continent of Africa. ... The Atlantic Ocean forms a component of the all-encompassing World Ocean and is directly linked to the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Southern Ocean. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ...


According to December 31, 2005 official estimates, the city of Dakar proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45 million people.[2] is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Dakar is a major administrative centre, home to the National Assembly of Senegal and Senegal Presidential Palace. The unicameral National Assembly of Senegal (French: Assemblée nationale du Sénégal) is the countrys legislative body. ...

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Geography

Dakar is located at 14°40'20" North, 17°25'22" West (14.67222, -17.422778). [1]


History

The Cape Vert Peninsula was settled, no later than the 15th century, by the Lebu, an ethnic group related to the neighboring Wolof and Sereer. The original villages: Ouakam, Ngor, Yoff and Hann, still constitute distinctively Lebu neighborhoods of the city today. Fishing boats on a beach in Yoff Yoff is a town (commune darrondissement) part of the city (commune) of Dakar. ...


Meanwhile, in 1444, the Portuguese arrived on the island of Gorée, founding a settlement there, and by 1536, had begun using it as a base for the export of slaves. By this time, the mainland of Cap-Vert was under control of the Jolof Empire, as part of the western province of Cayor — which seceded from Jolof in its own right in 1549. A new Lebu village, called Ndakarou, was established directly across from Gorée in the 17th century to service the European trading factory with food and drinking water. ÃŽle de Gorée (i. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Jolof. ... The Kingdom of Cayor was the largest and most powerful kingdom that split off from the Empire of Jolof (Diolof), in what is now Senegal, West Africa. ...


Gorée was captured by the United Netherlands in 1588, who gave it its present name (spelled Goeree, after Goeree-Overflakkee in Holland). The island was to switch hands between the Portuguese and Dutch a couple more times before falling to the English under Admiral Holmes on 23 January 1664, and finally to the French in 1677. Though under continuous French administration after that, Métis families, descendant from Dutch and French traders and African wives, dominated the slave trade. The infamous "House of Slaves" was built here in 1776. Model United Nations activities around the world are coordinated by a wide variety of groups and individuals. ... Categories: Islands of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta | Netherlands geography stubs ... Sir Frescheville Holles and Sir Robert Holmes Sir Robert Holmes ( 1622 – November 18, 1692) was a British Admiral of the Restoration Navy. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mestizo. ... The Door of No Return in the House of Slaves is said to be the final exit point of the slaves from Africa. ...


In 1795, the Lebu of Cape Vert revolted against Cayor rule. A new theocratic state, subsequently called the "Lebu Republic" by the French, was established under the leadership of the Diop, a Muslim clerical family originally from Koki in Cayor. The capital of the republic was established at Ndakarou.


The slave trade was abolished by France in February 1794. However, Napoleon reinstated it in May 1802, then finally abolished it permanently in March 1815. Despite Napoleon's abolition, a clandestine slave trade continued at Gorée until 1848, when it was abolished throughout all French territories. To replace trade in slaves, the French promoted peanut cultivation on the mainland. As the peanut trade boomed, tiny Gorée Island, whose population had grown to 6000 residents, proved ineffectual as a port. Traders from Gorée decided to move to the continent. A "factory" with warehouses was established in Rufisque in 1840. Rufisque is a city in the Dakar region of western Senegal, on the southeatern point of the Cap Vert Peninsula. ...


In 1857 the French established a military post at Ndakarou (which they called "Dakar") and annexed the Lebu Republic, though its institutions continued to function nominally. The Serigne (also spelled Sëriñ, "Lord") of Ndakarou is still recognized as the traditional political authority of the Lebu by the Senegalese State today. 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Large public expenditure for infrastructure was allocated by the colonial authorities to Dakar's development. The port facilities were improved with jetties, a telegraph line was established along the coast to Saint Louis and the Dakar-Saint Louis railway was completed in 1885, at which point the city became an important base for the conquest of the western Sudan. The name Saint Louis has several referents: Catholic Saints King Saint Louis IX of France; Saint Louis, bishop of Toulouse in France Locations Saint Louis, Missouri St. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Gorée, including Dakar, was recognised as a French commune in 1872. Dakar itself was split off from Gorée as a separate commune in 1887. The citizens of the city elected their own mayor and municipal council and helped send an elected representative to the National Assembly in Paris.


Dakar replaced Saint Louis as the capital of French West Africa in 1902. A second major railroad, the Dakar-Niger built in 1906-1923, linked Dakar to Bamako and consolidated the city's position at the head of France’s West African empire. In 1929, the commune of Gorée Island, now with only a few hundred inhabitants, was merged into Dakar. Location of French West Africa French West Africa (French: ) was a federation of eight French territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea (now Guinea), Côte dIvoire, Niger, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and Dahomey (now Benin). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Urbanization during the colonial period was marked by forms of racial and social segregation---often expressed in terms of health and hygiene---which continue to structure the city today. Following a plague epidemic in 1914, the authorities forced most of the African population out of old neighborhoods, or “Plateau”, and into a new quarter, called Médina, separated from it by a “sanitary cordon”. As first occupants of the land, the Lebu inhabitants of the city successfully resisted this expropriation. They were supported by Blaise Diagne, the first African to be elected Deputy to the National Assembly. Nonetheless, the Plateau thereafter became an administrative, commercial and residential district increasingly reserved for Europeans and it served as model for similar exclusionary administrative enclaves in French Africa’s other colonial capitals (Bamako, Conakry, Abidjan, Brazzaville). Meanwhile, the Layene Sufi order established by Seydina Mouhammadou Limamou Laye (1844-1909) was thriving among the Lebu in Yoff and in a new village called Cambérène. Blaise Diagne ( 1872 - 1934) was a Senegalise politician who advocated for African participation in politics and fair treatment of ethnic minorities in the French army. ...


In its colonial heyday Dakar was one of the major cities of the French Empire, comparable to Hanoi or Beirut. French trading firms established branch offices there and industrial investments (mills, breweries, refineries, canneries) were attracted by its port and rail facilities. It was also strategically important to France, which maintained an important naval base and coaling station in its harbor and which integrated it into its earliest air force and airmail circuits, most notably with the legendary Mermoz airfield (no longer extant).


During the Battle of Dakar, which took place off the coast of Dakar on September 23 - September 25, 1940, the British navy attempted to rally the colonial administration in Dakar to the Allied cause and detach it from Vichy. In November 1944, West African conscripts of the French army mutinied against poor conditions at the Thiaroye camp, on the outskirts of the city. The mutiny was seen as an indictment of the colonial system and constituted a watershed for the nationalist movement. Combatants United Kingdom Australia Free France Netherlands Vichy France Commanders Andrew Cunningham Charles De Gaulle Pierre François Boisson Strength 2 battleships, 1 aircraft carrier, 4 cruisers, 10 destroyers 1 battleship, 2 cruisers, destroyers, coastal emplacements Casualties 2 battleships and 2 cruisers damaged >2 destroyers damaged, 2 submarines sunk The... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dakar was the capital of the short-lived Mali Federation from 1959 to 1960, after which it became the capital of Senegal. The Mali Federation was a country in West Africa. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since independence, urbanization has sprawled eastward past Pikine, a commuter suburb whose population (2001 est.1,200,000) is greater than that of Dakar proper, to Rufisque, creating a conurbation of almost three million (over a quarter of the national population). Rufisque is a city in the Dakar region of western Senegal, on the southeatern point of the Cap Vert Peninsula. ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ...


Dakar is a major financial center, home to a dozen national and regional banks (including the BCEAO which manages the unified West African CFA currency), and to numerous international organizations, NGOs and international research centers. Dakar has a large Lebanese community (concentrated in the import-export sector) that dates to the 1920’s, a community of Moroccan business people, as well as Mauritanian, Cape Verdian and Guinean communities. The city is home to as many as 20,000 French expatriates. France still maintains an air force base at Yoff and the French fleet is serviced in Dakar’s port.


The Fort D'Estrees on Gorée Island, where slaves were held, auctioned, and packed onto ships, was restored by the Senegalese government in the 20th century and transformed into a museum.


Administration

The city of Dakar is a commune, (also sometimes known as commune de ville), one of the 67 communes of Senegal. The commune of Dakar was created by the French colonial administration on June 17, 1887 by detaching it from the commune of Gorée. The commune of Gorée, created in 1872, was itself one of the oldest western-style municipalities in Africa (along with the municipalities of Algeria and South Africa). A commune is an administrative subdivision of various European and African countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Senegal, and the Scandinavian countries. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... ÃŽle de Gorée (i. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


The commune of Dakar has been in continuous existence since 1887, being preserved by the new state of Senegal after independence in 1960, although its limits have varied considerably over time. The limits of the commune of Dakar have been unchanged since 1983. The commune of Dakar is ruled by a democratically elected municipal council (conseil municipal) serving five years, and a mayor elected by the municipal council. There have been 20 mayors in Dakar since 1887. The first Black mayor was Blaise Diagne, mayor of Dakar from 1924 to 1934. The longest serving mayor was Mamadou Diop, mayor for 18 years between 1984 and 2002. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Blaise Diagne ( 1872 - 1934) was a Senegalise politician who advocated for African participation in politics and fair treatment of ethnic minorities in the French army. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


The commune of Dakar is also a département, one of the 34 départements of Senegal. This situation is quite similar to Paris in France which is both a commune and a département. However, contrary to French départements, départements in Senegal have no political power (no departmental assembly), and are merely local administrative structures of the central state, in charge of carrying out some administrative services as well as controlling the activities of the communes within the département. The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


The département of Dakar is divided into four arrondissements: Almadies, Grand Dakar, Parcelles Assainies (which literally means "drained lots"; this is the most populated arrondissement of Dakar), and Plateau/Gorée (downtown Dakar). These arrondissements are quite different from the arrondissements of Paris, being merely local administrative structures of the central state, like the Senegalese départements, and are thus more comparable to French departmental arrondissements. An arrondissement is an administrative division in some French or Dutch-speaking countries: // Main article: Municipal arrondissement in France Main article: Arrondissements of Paris Paris, capital city of France, is divided into 20 arrondissements. ... The city of Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements municipaux (“municipal boroughs,” approximately, in English), more simply referred to as arrondissements (pronounced ). These are not to be confused with departmental arrondissements, which subdivide the 100 French départements. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ...


In 1996, a massive reform of the administrative and political divisions of Senegal was voted by the Parliament of Senegal. The commune of Dakar, whose population approached 1 million inhabitants, was deemed too large and too populated to be properly managed by a central municipality, and so on August 30, 1996 Dakar was divided into 19 communes d'arrondissement. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


These communes d'arrondissement were given extensive powers, and are very much like regular communes. They have more powers than the arrondissements of Paris, and are more akin to the London boroughs. The commune of Dakar was maintained above these 19 communes d'arrondissement, and it coordinates the activities of the communes d'arrondissement, much as Greater London coordinates the activities of the London boroughs. The administrative area of Greater London contains thirty-two London boroughs. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ...


The 19 communes d'arrondissement belong to either of the four arrondissements of Dakar, and the sous-préfet of each arrondissement is in charge of controlling the activities of the communes d'arrondissement in his arrondissement. A prefect (from the Latin praefectus, perfect participle of praeficere: make in front, i. ...


The commune d'arrondissement of Dakar-Plateau (34,626 inhabitants), in the arrondissement of Plateau/Gorée, is the historical heart of the city, and most ministries and public administrations are located there. The densest and most populated commune d'arrondissement is Médina (136,697 inhabitants), in the arrondissement of Plateau/Gorée. The commune d'arrondissement of Yoff (55,995 inhabitants), in the arrondissement of Almadies, is the largest one, while the smallest one is the commune d'arrondissement of Île de Gorée (1,034 inhabitants), in the arrondissement of Plateau/Gorée. Fishing boats on a beach in Yoff Yoff is a town (commune darrondissement) part of the city (commune) of Dakar. ... ÃŽle de Gorée (i. ...


The département of Dakar is one of the four départements of the Dakar région, which is one of the 11 régions of Senegal. The Dakar région 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 régions 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 level, thus coordinating the actions of the communes below them. Dakar is by far Senegals largest city. ... Senegal is subdivided into 11 regions (régions, singular - région) (regional capitals have the same name as their respective regions): Dakar Diourbel Fatick Kaolack Kolda Louga Matam Saint-Louis Tambacounda Thiès Ziguinchor See also Departments of Senegal External links List of administrative divisons in Senegal Map of main... The peninsula of Cap-Vert (Cape Verde, meaning Cape Green) is the westernmost part of the continent of Africa. ...


Following the political transition of 2000 when Abdoulaye Wade, leader of the opposition (Senegalese Democratic Party, or PDS), defeated President Abdou Diouf (Socialist Party of Senegal), local elections were held in 2002. Two leaders of the PDS, Pape Diop and Abdoulaye Faye, ambitioned to become mayor of Dakar. Eventually, a compromise was found: Pape Diop would run for the municipal election of Dakar, while Abdoulaye Faye would run for the regional election of Dakar. The local elections of Senegal were held on May 12, 2002, and saw the PDS largely defeating the Socialists. Pape Diop was elected mayor of Dakar, defeating the long time Socialist mayor Mamadou Diop, while Abdoulaye Faye was elected president of the regional council of the Dakar région, defeating the Socialists who hitherto controlled the région. Abdoulaye Wade (born May 29, 1926 in Kébémer[2]) is the third and current President of Senegal, in office since 2000. ... The Senegalese Democratic Party (French: Parti Démocratique Sénégalais) is a political party in Senegal. ... Abdou Diouf (Wolof: ) (born September 7, 1935) was the second president of Senegal, serving from 1981 to 2000. ... The Socialist Party of Senegal (Parti socialiste du Sénégal) was the ruling party in Senegal from independence in 1960 until 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sights

Attractions in Dakar include major markets, Dakar Grand Mosque (built in 1964), Gorée Island, the IFAN Museum of West African culture, clifftop walks and beaches, and Hann Park, home to Senegal Zoo. Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... ÃŽle de Gorée (i. ... The Musée de lInstitut Fondamental dAfrique Noire or IFAN Museum of African Arts in Dakar, Senegal is one of the oldest art museums in West Africa. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... “Precipice” redirects here. ... Ninety Mile Beach Australia. ...


Transportation

The town serves as a port and is home to the Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport. It is also the terminus of the Dakar-Niger railroad line. Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (IATA: DKR, ICAO: GOOY) is an international air facility in Dakar, Senegal. ... The railway line of Dakar-Niger connects Dakar, (Senegal) to Koulikoro, (Mali). ...


Miscellaneous

Dakar is the finishing point of the Dakar Rally and is a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities. Cheikh Anta Diop University, also known as the University of Dakar, was established in 1957. A support truck during the 2004 Dakar The Dakar Rally (or simply The Dakar; formerly known as The Paris Dakar Rally and now as The Lisbon Dakar Rally) is an annual off-road race, organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. ... The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) was founded on September 8, 1993 in Fez, Morocco. ... Cheikh Anta Diop University (French: Université Cheikh Anta Diop or UCAD) also known as the University of Dakar is a major university in Dakar, capital of the West African country Senegal. ... Cheikh Anta Diop University (French Université Cheikh Anta Diop, UCAD) also known as the University of Dakar is a major university in Dakar, capital of the Francophone West African country Senegal. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


In the TV series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dr. Paul Stubbs mentioned that nanites were made in factories in Dakar, in the episode "Evolution". The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Evolution is the first episode of the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


Notable Residents

Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... Marie-Ségolène Royal (born 22 September 1953 in Dakar, Senegal), known as  , (IPA: ) is a French politician. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. ... Youssou NDour Youssou NDour (born October 1, 1959 in Dakar) is a Senegalese singer. ... Patrick Donalé Vieira (born June 23, 1976 in Dakar, Senegal) is a French football midfielder, who currently plays for Internazionale Milano. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano (commonly, but incorrectly, known as Inter Milan) is an Italian football club, playing in the Serie A (first division). ... Xavier University is a name common to several education institutions found around the world. ...

Sister cities

Dakar has one sister city:[4] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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References

  1. ^ (French)Tableau de répartition de la surface totale occupée. Retrieved on 2007-03-08.
  2. ^ a b c (French) Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Démographie, Government of Senegal. "Situation économique et sociale du Sénégal", édition 2005, page 163 (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-03-08.
  3. ^ (French) Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Démographie, Government of Senegal. "Situation économique et sociale du Sénégal", édition 2005, page 19 (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-03-08.
  4. ^ "Sister Cities Online Directory: Senegal, Africa." Sister Cities International, Inc. Retrieved on March 23, 2007.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Senegal is a secular republic with a strong presidency, weak legislature, reasonably independent judiciary, and multiple political parties. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Senegal is a secular republic with a strong presidency, weak legislature, reasonably independent judiciary, and multiple political parties. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

External links

  • (French) dakarville.sn - City of Dakar official website.
Photos
  • Photos of Dakar
  • Photos of Dakar on Flickr - Photos tagged with Dakar Senegal on Flickr.com

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Encyclopedia4U - Dakar - Encyclopedia Article (241 words)
Dakar (700,000 inhabitants) is the capital city of Senegal, located at the country's Atlantic coast.
From the 16th to the 19th centuries, Dakar was a major center of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Dakar is also the finishing point of the Paris Dakar Rally.
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