Guédiawaye

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Guédiawaye
Town
Guédiawaye is located in Senegal
Guédiawaye
Guédiawaye
Coordinates: 14°47′N 17°24′W / 14.783°N 17.400°W / 14.783; -17.400
Country  Senegal
Region Dakar Region
Area
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 329,659
 • Density 25,000/km2 (66,000/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Location of Guédiawaye

Guédiawaye is a town and département of the Dakar Region of Senegal. Lying on the Atlantic Ocean to the north east of Dakar city centre, in 2013 it had a population of 329,659. Until the mid-2000s, the département was part of Pikine.

Administration[edit]

For administrative purposes the town is also a single arrondissement divided into 5 communes d'arrondissement which are (2013 population in brackets):

  • Golf Sud (92,345)
  • Sam Notaire (78,660)
  • Ndiarème Limamoulaye (35,171)
  • Wakhinane Nimzatt (89,721)
  • Médina Gounass (33,762)

History[edit]

The town was founded in the 1950s as a planned commuter town for the city of Dakar. It has a large covered market. A further, informal, community grew up adjacent to it from the 1960s.

Notable people from the town include the football goalkeeper Tony Sylva.

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Guédiawaye is twinned with:

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 14°47′N 17°24′W / 14.783°N 17.400°W / 14.783; -17.400