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The beach in Yoff
The beach in Yoff
Yoff location
Yoff location
Country  Senegal
Region Dakar Region
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Yoff is a town (commune d'arrondissement) part of the city (commune) of Dakar. It lies north of downtown Dakar and immediately north of Dakar Airport (Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport). The town is built along the broad beach at Yoff Bay. According to 31.12.2004 official estimates, the population of Yoff is 55,995 inhabitants.

Administration is devolved to the town, which is essentially run by the Layene Islamic Brotherhood, the town featuring the mausoleum of its founder. As a result, no alcohol is available in the town. Fishing is an important local industry, as are the Lebou ndeup healing ceremonies (see Saltigue). There are numerous construction-industry businesses and suppliers in the Yoff area, and it includes the largest Muslim cemetery serving greater Dakar.

Senegal Airlines has its head office on the airport property.[1] At one time Air Sénégal International had its head office on the grounds of the airport.[2]


  1. ^ Mentions Légales." Sénégal Airlines. Retrieved on 27 January 2011. "'GROUPE AIR SENEGAL, Société Anonyme avec conseil d’administration au capital de 16.500.000.000 FCFA, opérant sous la dénomination commerciale « SENEGAL AIRLINES », sise Aéroport Léopold Sédar SENGHOR BP 38265 – DAKAR YOFF (SENEGAL), immatriculée au RCCM de Dakar sous le n° SN DKR 2009 B 11310, NINEA 40694662G3, représentée aux fins des présentes par Edgardo BADIALI, Directeur Général."
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. 12–18 March 2002. 63.

External links

  • Geja Roosjen. Stichting Yoff: Project Moving Birds for Senegal 2006-2007. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
  • Richard Dumez and Moustapha Kâ. Yoff Le Territoire Assiégé: Un village lébou dans la banlieue de Dakar. Dossiers régions côtières et petites îles 7. Unesco (2000).
  • Dakar. Britannica Online (retrieved 2009-01-20)

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