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Port Description

Dakar, Senegal

French-speaking locals will tell you that Dakar is la coeur of West Africa. While it is a thriving port city with highrises along the water, the colorful downtown is filled with fruit markets and bicyclists pulling their goods through the streets. The Old District’s architecture calls back to colonial days, while buildings such as the BCEAO Headquarters show off Dakar’s modern side. At the same time, the colorful Middle Eastern influence of the Kermel Market reflects all the influences that have left their mark on this international city.