Top > World Heritage > Africa > Senegal

Island of Saint-Louis

Area
Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America, Oceania
Category
Cultural Sites, Natural Sites, Mixed Sites, Danger Sites
Index
Country, All Lists
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Media
News, Related Books
Loading...

Island of Saint-Louis

CountrySenegal
Date of Inscription2000
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/956

Founded as a French colonial settlement in the 17th century, Saint-Louis was urbanised in the mid-19th century. It was the capital of Senegal from 1872 to 1957 and played an important cultural and economic role in the whole of West Africa. The location of the town on an island at the mouth of the Senegal River, its regular town plan, the system of quays, and the characteristic colonial architecture give Saint-Louis its distinctive appearance and identity.

© 2011 UNESCO/World Heritage Centre.

World Heritage Sites in Senegal

Flag of Senegal Senegal
Capital: Dakar
Currency: CFA franc (XOF)
Language: French, Wolof, Pulaar
Time Zone: UTC

| Home | Top | Japanese |

Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Contact Us