Dakar

Dakar

[dah-kahr]
noun
a seaport in and the capital of Senegal; capital of former French West Africa. 68 sq. mi. (176 sq. km).
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Senegal

[sen-i-gawl, -gahl]
noun
1.
a republic in W Africa: independent member of the French community; formerly part of French West Africa. 76,084 sq. mi. (197,057 sq. km). Capital: Dakar.
2.
a river in W Africa, flowing NW from E Mali to the Atlantic at St. Louis. About 1000 miles (1600 km) long.
French Sénégal [sey-ney-gal] .
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Dakar (ˈdækə)
 
n
the capital and chief port of Senegal, on the SE side of Cape Verde peninsula. Pop: 2 313 000 (2005 est)

Senegal (ˌsɛnɪˈɡɔːl)
 
n
a republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic: made part of French West Africa in 1895; became fully independent in 1960; joined with The Gambia to form the Confederation of Senegambia (1982--89); mostly low-lying, with semidesert in the north and tropical forest in the southwest Official language: French. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Dakar. Pop: 10 339 000 (2004 est). Area: 197 160 sq km (76 124 sq miles)

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Senegal definition


Republic in western Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south. Dakar is the capital and largest city.

Note: Senegal was a French colony from 1895 to 1958. It became fully independent in 1960.
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