Île de Gorée

Île de Gorée is one of the 19 communes d'arrondissement of the city of , . It is an 18.2-hectare island located 2 kilometres at sea from the main harbour of Dakar, famous as a destination for people interested in the Atlantic slave trade although its actual role in the history of the slave trade is the subject of dispute.

Landmarks in the Area

École William Ponty was a government teachers' college in what is now .

Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Community center
Union Sportive Gorée is a football club based in Gorée Island east of the city centre of .

The Henriette-Bathily Women's Museum is a museum which was located on , an island on the coast of , across from the House of Slaves . is situated 130 meters east of Île de Gorée. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

Dakar-Plateau is an arrondissement in the Dakar Department, and forms the central district of the city of . is situated 3½ km west of Île de Gorée. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

HLM is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of , . is situated 7 km northwest of Île de Gorée.

Île de Gorée

In the Area



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