Saint-Louis

Saint-Louis

Saint-Louis or Ndar, is the capital of Senegal's Saint-Louis Region. It is located in the northwest of Senegal, near the mouth of the Senegal River. The city was established in 1659 AD by French traders on an uninhabited island called Ndar. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Site Information

Country: Senegal

District: Saint-Louis Region

Site History: 17th Century AD

Oldest Culture: French

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Island of Saint-Louis

Date of Inscription: 2000

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