World Heritage Sites in Senegal


Island of Goree

(14.667 N 17.40 W)

The island of Goree lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French.


Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

(16.50 N 16.17 W)

Niokolo-Koba National Park

(12.50-13.33 N 12.33-13.58 W)

Island of Saint-Louis

(16.028 N 16.504 W)

Stone Circles of Senegambia

(13.691 N 15.523 W)

Saloum Delta

(13.835 N 16.499 W)

The site is marked by 218 shellfish mounds, some of them several hundreds meters long, produced by its human inhabitants over the ages.


Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes

(12.593 N 12.846 W)

The Bassari, Fula and Bedik peoples settled from the 11th to the 19th centuries.



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Last updated: September 24, 2017