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Dakar

Dakar
Administration
Full nameDakar
Native nameVille de Dakar
CountrySenegal
RégionDakar
DépartementDakar
Settled15th century
Government
MayorKhalifa Sall (2009)
Regional presidentAbdoulaye Wade (since 2002)
Geography
Total Area31.8 sq mi (82.38 km2)
Metro Area211.1 sq mi (547 km2)
Demography
Total Population1030594 (December 31, 2005 estimate)
Density (pop.)12510/km2 (32400.9/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)2452656
Other information
Time zoneGMT (UTC+0)

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Dakar is the capital city and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city on the African mainland. Its position, on the western edge of Africa, is an advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade; this fact aided its growth into a major regional port.

According to December 31, 2005 official estimates, the city of Dakar proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45 million people.

Dakar is a major administrative centre, home to the National Assembly of Senegal and Senegal's President's Palace.

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Politicsweb--Compatriots, a mammoth meeting is under way in the Senegalese capital, -Dakar-, between a group of senior and high-ranking members of our vanguard movement, the ANC, and a delegation of more than 50 leading Afrikaner academics, the purpose of - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:12:31 GMT+00:00
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HGV UK---...- carriers and in construction and agricultural situations, the Unimog is at home in conditions as diverse as jungles, mountains and deserts, on expeditions to remote places and as back-up vehicles in challenging events such as the Paris--Daka - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:20:49 GMT+00:00
Senegalese president inaugurates Dakar Grand Theater constructed by China - People's Daily Online Tweet this news
People's Daily Online--The -Dakar- Grand Theater constructed by China was inaugurated late Friday by Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade in the presence of his Malian counterpart Amadou Toumani Toure, who had been invited to the ceremony as the guest - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 08:34:59 GMT+00:00
OSCar eO electric vehicle to take on 2012 Dakar Rally - CarAdvice Tweet this news
CarAdvice--The Latvian-designed OSCar eO will become the first electrically driven vehicle to take on the world's toughest automotive race when it enters the 2012 -Dakar- Rally. OSCar's entry into the race is aimed to shatter ... - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:33:15 GMT+00:00
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Cycling News--Former -Dakar- Rally champion and this year's runner-up Giniel de Villiers has signed up for yet another multi-stage endurance test - this time on a mountain bike. The Stellenbosch-based De Villiers, 39, will team up with former interna - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:52:54 GMT+00:00
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IRINnews.org---DAKAR-، 13/4/2011 (IRIN) - Hiring taxis instead of 4WDs, signing memos of understanding with local elites, and co-investing programmes with governments and locals, are some of the ways aid agencies have lowered risks to staff in highly ins - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:02:50 GMT+00:00
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Red Bull (International)--by Red Bull on Apr 11, 2011 After winning his fifth Desert Challenge last week in the shifting sands of the desert around Abu Dhabi, 10-time -Dakar- Rally champ Marc Coma talks to us about victories and expectations... You have j - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:21:02 GMT+00:00
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Reuters AlertNet---DAKAR- (AlertNet) - Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo must be held to account for any crimes against humanity and other atrocities in which he has been implicated, rights group Human Rights Watch said on Monday after the incumbent Ivori - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:07:25 GMT+00:00
Senegal wants to reduce foreign flights into Dakar... - Jollofnews Tweet this news
Jollofnews--Air Transport Minister, Karim Wade, is working on plans geared towards his expressed ambition of making the newly established Senegal Airlines the leading airline in the country. But the plan will also mean a massive job loss for Senegalese. . - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:44:59 GMT+00:00

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