Dakar (English pronunciation: /dɑːˈkɑːr, ˈdækər/;French:[da.kaʁ]) is the capital and largest city of Senegal.
It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city in the Old World and 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 31 December 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 2.45million people.
The Cap-Vert peninsula was settled, no later than the 15th century, by the Lebou people, an aquacultural ethnic group related to the neighboring Wolof and Sereer. The original villages: Ouakam, Ngor, Yoff and Hann, still constitute distinctively Lebou neighborhoods of the city today. In 1444, the Portuguese reached the Bay of Dakar, initially as slave-raiders, but were repulsed by the natives on the shores. Peaceful contact was finally opened in 1456 by Diogo Gomes, and the bay was subsequently referred to as the "Angra de Bezeguiche" (after the name of the local ruler). The bay of "Bezeguiche" would serve as a critical stop for the Portuguese India Armadas of the early 16th century, where large fleets would routinely put in, both on their outward and return journeys from India, to repair, collect fresh water from the rivulets and wells along the Cap-Vert shore and trade for provisions with the local people for their remaining voyage. (It was famously during one of these stops, in 1501, where the Florentine navigator Amerigo Vespucci began to construct his "New World" hypothesis about America.)
As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s after he had stopped recording for Prestige, the record company assembled and reissued varied Coltrane recordings with his name prominently displayed, though in many cases, like on Dakar, he had originally been a sideman. However, a retrospective review for Allmusic suggested that issuing the album as if it were originally led by Coltrane was appropriate given that his "urgent" performances were often the most compelling.
A new route itinerary for the fourth edition of the world-famous Dakar rally in Saudi Arabia has been announced ...The new start format will accommodate the entire Dakar caravan during the final technical and administrative checks, which will take place mainly at the Castellet circuit in France at the end of November.
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So, our man will be winging his way from Washington to Nairobi, through Abuja and finally Dakar...Probably and just probably, Dakar is viewed as something of an embodiment of the ... Over time, however, some form of accommodation has been reached with the central authorities in Dakar.
Mr ... Ben Nunoo Mensah ... He also commended the GOC for ensuring that the BlackBombers were well accommodated and fed at the GamesCenter in Dakar, adding that it played a role in securing the two tickets for Ghana. Mr ... .
Catch some surf – or just some rays – when the pace of this bustling, dusty city gets too much, but do make sure you plug into Dakar’s vibrant cultural life too ... Dakar is a large city with several beaches, but Mamelles is the most striking, tucked below a towering cliff face with rollers crashing in from the Atlantic.
Summary Dusty, dirty, and often-barefooted boys holding empty tomato cans or plastic bowls as they beg for money remain a common sight in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, and in many other cities across the country ... Dakar, Diourbel, Louga and Saint-Louis ... There is a daara in Keur Massar [a municipality of Dakar] that we have received a lot of talibés from.
A driver stands next to a truck used to remove sludge from homes in Dakar, Senegal...There are about 120 desludging trucks in Dakar, which is likely enough to accommodate requests if all residents used the mechanical service, Lipscomb said ... Poop that has been emptied outside a home in Dakar, Senegal.
A large delegation of the national football team and their accompanying officials are reportedly stranded in Conakry after missing their flight this afternoon to Dakar... The officials don’t have money to provide accommodation and food for the players who have no choice but to sleep on the open floor in the airport.
It's a tiny little note on the heavy hotel carpeting which reads - first in Spanish and then the guest language English - that both, the city downtown and the access to the airport, will be closed for the day because of the 'DAKAR event' ... last-minute accommodation and a warm meal.
21 February 2014 Last updated at 23.19 GMT. From the end of February, tenants in Senegal will pay less for accommodation. Many families in the capital, Dakar, spend more than half their income on rent. In an attempt to regulate the market, the government has ordered landlords to bring down rental prices. ThomasFessy reports. Watch... video 1.25 ... World ... .
They are paying for my flight and accommodation, I will start focusing on the Durban leg once I've done well in Dakar.". The Dakar meet will be the second international track and field event for Makhanya who won the 800m race ...
... and handmade carrot- and honey-scented soaps, which she purchased from artisans in southern Senegal and sold from a small boutique shop in Dakar ... Then without warning, her shop was demolished to make way for new construction to accommodate Dakar's rapidly growing population.
During the 1987Dakar meeting with Afrikaner intellectuals, we detected ... Since 1994, the centrifugal tendencies we predicted in Dakar have begun to assert themselves, making it more difficult for the ANC to accommodate and manage the social and political forces it once represented.