Dakar

Dakar

Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert peninsula on the Atlantic coast. The city was founded by the French in the 19th century AD and later it grew into a major regional port and a major city of the French colonial empire. In 1902, Dakar replaced Saint-Louis as the capital of French West Africa.

Site Information

Country: Senegal

District: Dakar Region

Site History: 19th Century AD

Oldest Culture: French

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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