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Dakar

Area of Dakar 534.6 km²
Population 3.4 million
Male Population 1,736,731 (50.4%)
Female Population 1,712,099 (49.6%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +208.4%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +53.5%
Median Age 17.8 years old
Male Median Age 17.1 years old
Female Median Age 18.5 years old
Timezone Greenwich Mean Time
Dakar Region is the smallest and most populated Région of Senegal, encompassing the capital city of the country, Dakar, and all its suburbs along the Cap–Vert Peninsula, Africa's most westerly point. Source: Wikipedia

Dakar Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 1,118,161 1,711,822 2,246,599 3,448,830
Population Density 2,091 / km² 3,202 / km² 4,202 / km² 6,451 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Dakar Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 53.5% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Dakar +208.4% +101.5% +53.5%
Senegal +211% +102.6% +53.8%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Dakar Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 304,511 280,714 585,226
5-9 258,383 239,649 498,032
10-14 221,311 206,116 427,428
15-19 195,776 183,764 379,541
20-24 169,141 161,929 331,071
25-29 138,115 137,239 275,355
30-34 110,383 114,884 225,268
35-39 84,845 92,273 177,119
40-44 63,979 71,998 135,978
45-49 50,249 57,961 108,211
50-54 40,089 47,045 87,135
55-59 32,126 37,689 69,815
60-64 24,163 28,853 53,016
65-69 20,321 23,914 44,235
70-74 14,827 17,413 32,240
75-79 8,512 10,657 19,169
80-84 0 0 0
85 Plus 0 0 0
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Dakar Population Density

Population Density: 6,451 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Dakar 3.4 million 534.6 km² 6,451 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Dakar Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1600 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1600 85,022 n/a n/a
1700 106,277 2.3% 2,125
1800 140,238 2.8% 3,396
1900 225,580 4.9% 8,534
1910 283,734 25.8% 58,154
1920 274,019 -3.4% -9,715
1930 344,499 25.7% 70,480
1940 415,691 20.7% 71,192
1950 560,986 35% 145,295
1960 719,215 28.2% 158,229
1970 960,622 33.6% 241,407
1990 1,711,822 33.5% 375,600
2000 2,246,599 31.2% 534,777
2020 3,738,323 29% 745,862
2030 4,323,939 15.7% 585,616
2040 4,898,482 13.3% 574,543
2050 5,412,225 10.5% 513,743
2060 5,845,772 8% 433,547
2070 6,235,855 6.7% 390,083
2080 6,577,261 5.5% 341,406
2090 6,864,350 4.4% 287,089
2100 7,093,105 3.3% 228,755
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Dakar CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Dakar 2,315,403 t 0.67 t 4,331 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Dakar Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1941 to 2017)

Average Temp
23.0°C
73.5°F
Average High
26.1°C
78.9°F
Average Low
19.9°C
67.8°F
   Record High Temperature
35.0°C
95.0°F
   Record Low Temperature
15.6°C
60.1°F
   Average Precipitation
2.5 mm
0.1 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
0.4 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought Medium (3.9)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

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Place Area Population Population Density
Diourbel 4,873.7 km² 1.7 million 345.8 / km²
Fatick 7,063 km² 796,932 112.8 / km²
Kaffrine 11,060.1 km² 629,449 56.9 / km²
Kaolack 5,184.9 km² 1.1 million 205.1 / km²
Kedougou 16,857.3 km² 166,580 9.88 / km²
Kolda 13,754.2 km² 745,489 54.2 / km²
Louga 25,634.6 km² 988,365 38.6 / km²
Matam 28,799.9 km² 636,037 22.1 / km²
Saint-Louis 18,944.1 km² 998,846 52.7 / km²
Sedhiou 7,360.5 km² 504,930 68.6 / km²
Tambacounda 42,574.9 km² 785,061 18.4 / km²
Thies 6,582.1 km² 2.0 million 300.2 / km²
Ziguinchor 7,286.3 km² 611,478 83.9 / km²
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