Ngor (Dakar)

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Commune d'arrondissement
Coordinates 14 ° 44 '45 "  N , 17 ° 30' 55"  W Coordinates: 14 ° 44 '45 "  N , 17 ° 30' 55"  W.
The 19th Communes d'arrondissement in DakarThe 19th Communes d'arrondissement in Dakar
Basic data
Country Senegal


Department Dakar
Arrondissement Arrondissement des Almadies
height 6 m
surface 4.4 km²
Residents 17,383 (2013)
density 3,950.7  Ew. / km²
Maire Amadou Gueye (2017)
Departure of a pirogue from Ngor Beach to Ngor Island;  in the background the Hotel Ngor
Departure of a pirogue from Ngor Beach to Ngor Island; in the background the Hotel Ngor

Ngor (or N'gor or N'Gor ) is one of the 19 districts (Communes d'arrondissement du Sénégal) of Dakar , the capital of Senegal . In addition to the original fishing village of the Lébou, it also includes new development areas and hotels as well as an island of the same name, the île de Ngor .


Ngor is located at the Pointe des Almadies and is therefore the westernmost district of Dakar and at the same time the westernmost town on the African continent. The area is enclosed by the Atlantic coast from north, west and south . To the east of Ngor is the area of Dakar International Airport , which is located in the Yoff district . The municipality has an area of ​​4.4 km².

On Ngor Beach

The center is located on the north bank, directly opposite the île de Ngor , which is also populated. Almost the entire city district is now built on.


The last censuses showed the following population figures for the city district:

year Residents
1988 ...
2002 10,309
2013 17,383


Ngor lives mainly from fishing and tourism. The traditional pirogues serve as fishing boats for fishing close to the coast . Some well-known hotel complexes have been built in Ngor. Opposite the île de Ngor are the Hotel Ngor and the Hotel Diarama , the Club Mediterranée complex extends to the far west and occupies the southern half of the west coast, while a golf course is laid out on the northern half, the westernmost green , so to speak Africa. In between, only a narrow strip of the west coast is accessible to the public via the Route des Almadies. To the east, the golf course is bordered by the 35 hectares of the King Fahd Palace (formerly Le Méridien Président Dakar), the country's leading hotel and the largest conference center in West Africa.



  • CT Mbengue, "An introduction to the traditional villages of Yoff, Ngor and Ouakam", in R. Register et B. Peeks (sous la direction de), Village wisdom, future cities , 1996, Troisième conférence internationale Écoville-Écovillage (Yoff, Sénégal), Ecocity Builders, Oakland, Californie, p. 82-85.
  • Jean-Louis Acquier, Ngor, village de la grande banlieue de Dakar: traditions et mutations , Université de Bordeaux, 1971, 250 p. (Maîtrise de recherche)
  • Fatou Seye Mbow, Evolution des villages lébou du Cap-Vert: le cas de Ngor , Dakar, Université de Dakar, 1983, 168 p. (Mémoire de Maîtrise)

Individual evidence

  1. Estimation of the population of Dakar par collectivité locale en 2004 Area of ​​the city districts on page 166 of the PDF file 1.12 MB
  2. Senegal: The most important places with statistics on their population
  3. ↑ Description of the hotel at Le Méridien

Web links

Commons : Ngor  - collection of images, videos and audio files