Dakar is the administrative metropolis, Senegal political and economic. The capital was moved from St. Louis to Dakar in 1958.
Dakar is located in the Cape Verde peninsula; it is also called the tip of the West Africa since by a land strip advanced over the Atlantic Ocean.
Nearly 2,956,023 Senegalese live in the capital a quarter of the general population for an area of ??550 Km2. The density is strong enough, it amounts to 5404 inhabitants per km2.