Ngor (honorable)[1] is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. As of 2013 it had a population of 17,383. The westernmost point of the African continent is located there. Ngor is one of the four original Lebou villages of the Cap-Vert Peninsula, along with Yoff, Hann, and Ouakam.[2] It includes the small island of Ngor [fr].

Commune d'arrondissement
Ngor location
Ngor location
Country Senegal
RegionDakar Region
DepartmentDakar Department
 • Total4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
5 m (16 ft)
 • Total17,383
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Ngor's recorded history dates back to 1550 when migrants from the interior of Senegal including the Walo, Cayor, Jolof (also as Djolof or Wolof) and Baol came into the Cap-Vert peninsula.

Sports clubEdit

The most notable football club is Olympique de Ngor, the club once played at the First Division of Senegal and later Ligue 1 (Premier League) and was relegated in 2016 to Ligue 2 where they currently play. Another club named Almadies who once played in the First Division up to around the 1970s was based in Ngor.

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "Ngor". 25 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Why the name: Dakar?". African Heritage. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2016-10-13.

Further readingEdit

  • C. T. Mbengue, "An introduction to the traditional villages of Yoff, Ngor and Ouakam ", R. Register and B. Peeks (under the direction of), Village wisdom, future cities, 1996, Third Ecoville-Ecovillage (Écoville-Écovillage) International Conference at Yoff, Sénégal, Ecocity Builders, Oakland, California, p. 82–85.
  • Jean-Louis Acquier, Ngor, village de la grande banlieue de Dakar : traditions et mutations, University of Bordeaux, 1971, p. 250 p.
  • Fatou Seye Mbow, Évolution des villages lébou du Cap-Vert : le cas de Ngor [Evolution of Lebou Village of the Cap-Vert Peninsula]', Dakar, University of Dapar, 1983, p. 168

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Coordinates: 14°44′37″N 17°30′53″W / 14.743581°N 17.514678°W / 14.743581; -17.514678