Dakar is the capital of Senegal, in West Africa. This port city on the Atlantic Ocean is on the peninsula of Cape Verde. Its traditional district, the Medina, hosts the Great Mosque, which is distinguished by its imposing minaret. The Théodore-Monot museum displays cultural objects such as clothing, percussion, sculptures and tools. The city’s vibrant nightlife is inspired by local music, mbalax.
Area: 83 km²
Agglomeration population: 3,252,500
inhabitants Population: 1,056 million (2011) Organization of Nations.
*Population (Projections 2019) 16,209,125