Dakar is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Senegal, locatit on the Cap-Vert Peninsula, on the kintra's Atlantic coast. Its position, on the wastren edge o Africae (it is the wastrenmaist ceety on the African mainland), is an advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic an European trade; this fact aidit its growth intae a major regional port.

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Coat of airms o Dakar
Coat airms
Ceety o Dakar, dividit intae 19 communes d'arrondissement
Ceety o Dakar, dividit intae 19 communes d'arrondissement
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Coordinates: 14°41′34″N 17°26′48″W / 14.69278°N 17.44667°W / 14.69278; -17.44667Coordinates: 14°41′34″N 17°26′48″W / 14.69278°N 17.44667°W / 14.69278; -17.44667
Country Senegal
Settled15t century
Communes d'arrondissement
 • MayorKhalifa Sall (2009)[1] (BSS/PS)
 • City83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Elevation22 m (72 ft)
 (2013 estimate)[3]
 • City1,146,053
 • Density12510/km2 (32,400/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density4484/km2 (11,610/sq mi)
 Data here are for the admeenistrative Dakar région, that matches awmaist exactly the leemits o the metropolitan aurie
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
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Accordin tae December 31, 2005 offeecial estimates, the ceety o Dakar proper haes a population o 1,030,594, whereas the population o the Dakar metropolitan aurie is estimatit at 2.45 million fowk.

Dakar is a major administrative centre, hame tae the Naitional Assembly o Senegal an Senegal's Preses's Palace.

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Dakar is twinned wi:


  1. L'opposant Khalifa Sall élu maire de Dakar. AFP. 2009-04-19
  2. climatemps.com
  3. UN Data. Projection based on 2002 census.
  4. "Città Gemellate" (in Italian). Comune di Milano. Archived frae the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2012.
  5. "DC Sister City Relationships". The District of Columbia. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2013. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2012.

Freemit airtinsEedit

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