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Grand Mosque of Dakar

Coordinates: 14°40′40″N 17°26′32″W / 14.67778°N 17.44222°W / 14.67778; -17.44222
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Grand Mosque of Dakar
المسجد الكبير في داكار
Grande Mosquée de Dakar
LocationDakar, Senegal
Grand Mosque of Dakar is located in Senegal
Grand Mosque of Dakar
Shown within Senegal
Geographic coordinates14°40′40″N 17°26′32″W / 14.67778°N 17.44222°W / 14.67778; -17.44222

The Dakar Grand Mosque (Arabic: المسجد الكبير في داكار, French: Grande Mosquée de Dakar) is one of the most important religious buildings in Dakar, Senegal. It is situated on Allée Pape Gueye Fall.


The minaret of the mosque distinguishable in the skyline of Dakar

Designed by Moroccan and French architects, Dakar Grand Mosque was opened in 1964 by Hassan II, King of Morocco and Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor.


Richly decorated on the interior and exterior, it is stylistically similar to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat. Its minaret rises to 67 metres.

Islamic Institute of Dakar[edit]

Library of the Institut islamique

Created in 1964 and situated in the enceinte of the Grand Mosque, the Islamic Institute is a public institution under the direction of the Senegalese Minister of Education, dedicated to Islamic research and teaching. The library of the Institute, named for prince Naef Ben Abdelaziz Al-Saoud was opened 9 October 2004.

See also[edit]


  • Portions of this article were translated from the French Wikipedia article Grande Mosquée de Dakar, retrieved 2008-02-15.
  • Charles-Babacar Seck, La Grande Mosquée de Dakar, suivie d'une étude sur l'Islam au Sénegal, 1966

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