From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The beach in Yoff
The beach in Yoff
Yoff location
Yoff location
Coordinates: 14°46′N 17°28′W / 14.767°N 17.467°W / 14.767; -17.467
Country  Senegal
Region Dakar Region
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 89,442
 • Density 6,000/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)

Yof (Wolof: Yoof; French: Yoff) is a town (commune d'arrondissement), part of the city (commune) of Dakar. It lies north of downtown Dakar and immediately north of Dakar Airport (Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport). The town is built along the broad beach at Yoff Bay. According to the 2014 census, the population of Yoff is 89,442 inhabitants. Yoff is one of the four original Lebou villages of the Cap-Vert Peninsula, along with Hann, Ngor, and Ouakam.[1]


Espadon Yoff2.jpg

Administration is devolved to the town, which is essentially run by the Layene Islamic Brotherhood, the town featuring the mausoleum of its founder. As a result, no alcohol is available in the town. Fishing is an important local industry, as are the Lebou ndeup healing ceremonies (see Saltigue). There are numerous construction-industry businesses and suppliers in the Yoff area, and it includes the largest Muslim cemetery serving greater Dakar.

Senegal Airlines has its head office on the airport property.[2] At one time Air Sénégal International had its head office on the grounds of the airport.[3]


  1. ^ "Why the name: Dakar?". African Heritage. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  2. ^ Mentions Légales Archived January 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." Sénégal Airlines. Retrieved on 27 January 2011. "'GROUPE AIR SENEGAL, Société Anonyme avec conseil d’administration au capital de 16.500.000.000 FCFA, opérant sous la dénomination commerciale « SENEGAL AIRLINES », sise Aéroport Léopold Sédar SENGHOR BP 38265 – DAKAR YOFF (SENEGAL), immatriculée au RCCM de Dakar sous le n° SN DKR 2009 B 11310, NINEA 40694662G3, représentée aux fins des présentes par Edgardo BADIALI, Directeur Général."
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. 12–18 March 2002. 63.

External links

Coordinates: 14°46′N 17°28′W / 14.767°N 17.467°W / 14.767; -17.467