The capital of Senegal and seat of the government, Dakar is situated on the tip of the Cap Vert peninsula and has about 1,500,000 inhabitants. In a matter of a few years, Dakar has been transformed into a large modern city, teeming with life and activity, where the bustle of the streets and markets always constitutes a fascinating spectacle.

Turned towards the future, Dakar nevertheless remains a city of contrasts where businessmen and tourists, European clothes and traditional dress, colonial-style villas and huge modern buildings, supermarkets and small shops full of goods, new residential areas and the medina (native quarter) are all to be found existing side by side. But Dakar is also a city for leisure activities, with its many hotels ranging from the simplest to the most luxurious, its beaches equipped for water sports, its numerous restaurants offering European or African cuisine, its coffee terraces, its cinemas, its casino, its promenades along the coast and those keen on fishing, its deep-sea fishing centers.

 
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