The New International Encyclopædia/Dakar
DAKAR, dȧ-kär′. A seaport in the French colony of Sénégal, Africa, situated about 1½ miles north of Gorée and on the extreme point of Cape Verde (Map: Africa, C 3). It has an excellent harbor and is connected by railway with Saint Louis, 163 miles distant. The climate is unhealthful. There are a number of large factories, and the commerce of the town has increased since the completion of the railway to Saint Louis. Population, in 1890, 12,000.