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Old Rufisque

Old Rufisque

Rufisque is a city in the Dakar region of western Senegal. The city became important in the 16th century AD as the principal port of the kingdom of Cayor, being frequented by Portuguese, Dutch, French and English traders.

Site Information

Country: Senegal

District: Dakar Region

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 15th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Portuguese

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Old Rufisque

Date of Submission: 2005

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