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.
|• Total||13 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|• Density||25,000/km2 (66,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (GMT)|
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)
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.
Twin towns - sister citiesEdit
Guédiawaye is twinned with:
- GeoHive: Senegal
- Mariko Shiohata, The Literacy Environment and the Acquisition and Application of Literacy: A case study from Senegal