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Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar is the capital of Senegal, in West Africa. It’s an Atlantic port on the Cap-Vert peninsula. Its traditional Médina quarter is home to the Grande Mosquée, marked by a towering minaret. The Musée Théodore Monod displays cultural artifacts including clothing, drums, carvings and tools. The city’s vibrant nightlife is inspired by the local mbalax music.

Key stats

Country: Senegal

Continent: Africa

Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)

Population: 2,702,820

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