The 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 years. It is one of the smallest national parks in the World.
Dakar (English: ; French: [dakaʁ]; Wolof: Ndakaaru) is the capital and largest city of Senegal. 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.
The National Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale) is the unicameral legislature of Senegal. The Assembly was previously part of a bicameral legislature from 1999 to 2001 and from 2007 to 2012, with the indirectly elected Senate being the upper house. The Senate was abolished for a second time in September 2012.
La gare de Dakar est une gare ferroviaire située à Dakar au Sénégal, sur la place de la gare Dakar-Niger rebaptisée place du tirailleur, le 23 août 2004.
Île de Gorée (French pronunciation: [ildəɡoʁe]; "Gorée Island"; Wolof: Beer Dun) 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 harbour of Dakar (14°40′N 17°24′W), famous as a destination for people interested in the Atlantic slave trade although its actual role in the history of the slave trade is the subject of dispute.
Guédiawaye 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.
The Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Sénégal (OMVS; in English Senegal River Basin Development Authority) is an organisation grouping Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal for the purpose of jointly managing the Senegal River and its drainage basin.
Bargny (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.
The Sendou power station is a planned coal-fired power station in Senegal. The propsed power plant, located near Bargny, was cancelled and replaced with a plan for a natural gas power station in December of 2019.
Stade Alassane Djigo is a multi-use stadium in Pikine, Senegal. It is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as a home ground of AS Pikine. The stadium holds 10,000 spectators.
L'école supérieure polytechnique de Dakar, plus connue par sous l'acronyme ESP est une école de formation professionnelle placée sous la tutelle du ministère de l’enseignement supérieur du Sénégal. Elle a été fondée en . Elle est rattachée à l’université Cheikh-Anta-Diop (UCAD) de Dakar mais est dotée de la personnalité juridique et d'une autonomie financière. L'ESP de Dakar est l’une des écoles d'ingénieurs les plus importantes du Sénégal et de l’Afrique de l'Ouest. Elle forme des techniciens supérieurs et des ingénieurs dans le domaine de la science, de la technique et de la gestion.
Cap-Vert or the Cape Verde Peninsula is a peninsula in Senegal, and the westernmost point of the continent of Africa and of the Old World mainland. Portuguese explorers called it Cabo Verde or "Green Cape". The Cape Verde islands, 570 kilometres (350 mi) further west, are named after the cape. Dakar, the capital of Senegal, occupies parts including its southern tip.
Gueule Tapée-Fass-Colobane is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. As of 2013 it had a population of 52,270.
HLM is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. As of 2013 it had a population of 39,126. HLM stands for Habitations à Loyer Modéré (Homes for moderate rents).
Keur Ndiaye Lo est un village du Sénégal, situé à mi-chemin entre Rufisque (à 4 km) et Sangalkam (à 5 km) et à 35 km environ de Dakar. Son actuel chef de village El Hadj Alpha Samb fut le premier garçon né de ce village.
The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Its museum, which was opened in 1962 and curated until Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye's death in 2009, is said to memorialise the final exit point of the slaves from Africa. While historians differ on how many African slaves were actually held in this building, as well as the relative importance of Gorée Island as a point on the Atlantic slave trade, visitors from Africa, Europe, and the Americas continue to make it an important place to remember the human toll of African slavery.
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is Pan-African research organisation headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. The current President of CODESRIA is Dzodzi Tsikata.
The Kounoune power station is an oil-fired power station in Senegal. It is the first infrastructure project in Senegal carried out by private investors.
The Place de l'Obélisque (Obelisk Square) is a central plaza in Dakar, Senegal. It is an important site for protests, demonstrations, parades, and other events. The plaza's obelisk, which is adorned with the Roman numerals MCMLX, commemorates Senegal's 1960 independence from France.
The Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) is a biomedical research center in Dakar, Senegal. The institute is part of the world-wide Pasteur Institute, which co-manages the IPD with the Senegalese government.
La mosquée Massalikoul Djinane , qui signifie mosquée des chemins du paradis, de Dakar est la deuxième plus grande mosquée du Sénégal après celle de Touba, construite en 1932 et l’une des plus grandes de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Elle est située à commune d'arrondissement Grand Dakar,.
The African Renaissance Monument (French: Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine) is a 49 m (161 ft) tall copper statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, outside Dakar, Senegal. Built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb, the statue was designed by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby after an idea presented by president Abdoulaye Wade and built by Mansudae Overseas Projects, a company from North Korea.
Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (French: Aéroport international Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, IATA: DKR, ICAO: GOOY) is an international airport serving Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The airport is situated near the town of Yoff, a northern suburb 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.
Cheikh 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.
Dakar Region (French: Région de Dakar) 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.
Stade 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.
Rufisque (Wolof: Tëngeéj) 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.
Pikine 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.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dakar (Latin: Dakaren(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Dakar in Senegal.
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.
Les Mamelles Lighthouse (French: Phare des Mamelles) is a strategically important lighthouse situated near Cap Vert, the westernmost point of Africa, on the outskirts of Dakar the capital of Senegal. Completed in 1864, it has been described as "one of the world's great lighthouses, guiding ships around the western tip of Africa".
The Our Lady of Victories Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Notre Dame des Victoires) or Cathedral of Dakar, is a religious building that serves as the Catholic cathedral in the city of Dakar, the capital of the African country of Senegal, which is the seat of the Archdiocese of Dakar (Latin: Archidioecesis Dakarensis).
Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium, formerly the Stade de l'Amitie, is a multi-purpose stadium in Dakar, Senegal. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It serves as a home ground of ASC Jeanne d'Arc and the Senegal national football team. It also has an athletics track, and is sometimes used for rugby union. The stadium holds 80,000. It was built in 1985 and named after Léopold Sédar Senghor, first president of Senegal (from 1960 to 1980).
IFAN (I.F.A.N., Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire or Fundamental Institute of Black Africa) is a cultural and scientific institute in the nations of the former French West Africa. Founded in Dakar, Senegal in 1938 as the Institut français d’Afrique noire (French Institute of Black Africa), the name was changed only in 1966. It was headquartered in what is now the building of the IFAN Museum of African Arts. Since its founding, its charge was to study the language, history, and culture of the peoples ruled by French colonialism in Africa.
The Dakar Grand Mosque (French: Grande Mosquée de Dakar) is one of the most important religious buildings in Dakar, Senegal. It is situated on Allée Pape Gueye Fall.
Pointe des Almadies or Point 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.
The Musée de l'Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire or IFAN Museum of African Arts in Dakar, Senegal is one of the oldest art museums in West Africa. It was promoted by Léopold Senghor, the country's first President. In December 2007, its official title was changed to The Théodore Monod African Art Museum ("Musée Théodore Monod d'Art africain"), after the French naturalist Théodore André Monod, former director of IFAN. Previously its official name had been "Le Musée d'Art africain de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire Cheikh Anta Diop IFAN/CAD".
L'ambassade de France au Sénégal est la représentation diplomatique de la République française auprès de la République du Sénégal. Elle est située à Dakar, la capitale du pays, et son ambassadeur est, depuis 2019,Philippe Lalliot.
Grand Dakar Arrondissement is an arrondissement of the Dakar Department in the Dakar Region of Senegal.
Le cap Manuel est situé à la pointe sud de la presqu’île du Cap-Vert (Sénégal). Il doit son nom à D. Manuel I, Roi du Portugal (1495-1521).
Yoff (Wolof: Yoof; French: Yoff) 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 (Dakar-Yoff-Léopold 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.
The Mosque of Divinity (built 1997) is a mosque located in Ouakam, Senegal. It is a structure with two minarets. The mosque provides a view of the Atlantic Ocean, as the mosque lies near the shore, at the Corniche-Ouest.
Le Parc forestier et zoologique de Hann (PFZH) est une réserve naturelle du Sénégal située à Dakar, sur la commune d'arrondissement de Hann Bel-Air.
La Porte du Troisième millénaire est un monument contemporain construit à Dakar (Sénégal) au tout début du XXIe siècle pour symboliser l'ouverture du continent africain sur ce nouveau millénaire.
Toubab Dialo (ou Toubab Dialaw) est un village du Sénégal, situé sur la Petite-Côte, au sud de Dakar, entre Bargny et Popenguine. Il fait partie de la communauté rurale de Yenne, du département de Rufisque et de la région de Dakar.
L'église Saint-Charles Borromée située au centre de l'île de Gorée (Sénégal), sur la rue du Chevalier de Boufflers, est l'une des deux églises de Gorée.
Marius Ndiaye stadium (Stade Marius Ndiaye) is an indoor arena in Dakar, Senegal, used primarily for basketball. The arena was home to the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007 in September 2007. It was also used to host the 29th FIBA Africa Basketball Championship in 2017.
سفارة أوكرانيا في السنغال هي أرفع تمثيل دبلوماسي لدولة أوكرانيا لدى السنغال. تقع السفارة في داكار وهي تهدف لتعزيز المصالح الأوكرانية في السنغال.
Die Deutsche Botschaft Dakar ist die Diplomatische Vertretung Deutschlands in der Republik Senegal. Seit August 2017 ist Stephan Röken Botschafter Deutschlands in Dakar.
The Museum of Black Civilisations is a national museum in Dakar, Senegal, that opened on 6 December 2018.