Yoff (Dakar)

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Commune d'arrondissement
Coordinates 14 ° 45 '20 "  N , 17 ° 28' 31"  W Coordinates: 14 ° 45 '20 "  N , 17 ° 28' 31"  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 21 m
surface 15.4 km²
Residents 89,442 (2013)
density 5,807.9  Ew. / km²
Maire Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr (2017)
New district of Yoff at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, with Ouakam in the background
New district of Yoff at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, with Ouakam in the background

Yoff 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 and newly created urban residential areas, it also includes an island of the same name, the île de Yoff , and the area of ​​the international airport of Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor .


Yoff is located near the Pointe des Almadies on the north coast of the Cap-Vert Peninsula and, together with the neighboring districts of Ngor and Ouakam, is one of the three westernmost districts of Dakar and at the same time one of the westernmost towns on the African continent. The municipality has an area of ​​15.4 km².

With the exception of the airport area in the south and the île de Yoff off the Atlantic coast , 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 53,035
2013 89,442


Yoff traditionally lives mainly from fishing and tourism. The traditional pirogues serve as fishing boats for fishing close to the coast . Of course, the function of the city district as an airport neighbor offers an enormous location advantage for the settlement of trade, commerce and industry.

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. ANSD: Résultats préliminaires du Troisième Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat du Sénégal de 2002 (RGPH-III) ( Memento of September 28, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) City districts of Dakar with statistics on their population Page 8 of the PDF File 1.64 MB

Web links

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