Lake Retba

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Lake Retba

Lake Retba or Lac Rose (Pink Lake) is a lake located northeast of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. The lake is famous for its pink color due to the presence of a certain type of algae in its waters. The lake contains a large proportion of salt, up to 40% in some areas, and therefore there is an activity based on collecting salt from it dating back to several centuries ago.

Site Information

Country: Senegal

District: Dakar Region

Category: Bridges and Water Structures

Site History: 20th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Mixed

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Cultural and Natural Landscape


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Lac Rose

Date of Submission: 2005

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