Abbreviation for Dakar, Senegal

Dakar [French da kar], capital of Senegal, on the southern tip of the Cape Verde in the Atlantic Ocean (2013) 2.6 million residents.

Political, economic and cultural center of the country; Seat of the West African Central Bank (for Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo), a Catholic archbishop; University (since 1957); Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (I. F. A. N.; Ethnographic and Sociological Research Institute), Institut Pasteur, Oceanographic Institute. The country’s industry is concentrated in the Dakar-Rufisque-Thiès area: v. a. Food, textile, clothing and chemical industries. In the northeast suburb of Mbao oil refinery. Electronics, textile, leather and toy industries in the free trade zone established in 1974. Dakar has the largest and most modern seaport in West Africa; Fishing port; Railway terminus. Dakar-Yoff International Airport is a hub for intercontinental air traffic. The new Dakar-Blaise Diagne Airport is under construction 45 km east of Dakar.

Dakar, founded in 1857 and an important war and trading port since 1898, had, along with three other Senegalese coastal towns (Saint-Louis, Rufisque, Gorée), the status of a French municipality (citizenship for all residents). It became the capital of French West Africa in 1902 and Senegal in 1958.

Abbreviations for Dakar, Senegal

City Profile

  • Abbreviation: DKR
  • Country: Senegal

DKR: Dakar, Senegal - Yoff

List of Dakar Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations for Dakar is DKR which stands for Dakar. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Dakar, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

City Abbreviation Meanings
Dakar EISMV Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires de Dakar
Dakar ZFID Zone Franche Industrielle De Dakar
Dakar DA Dakar Academy
Dakar CLAD Centre de la Linguistique Appliquée de Dakar
Dakar DELC Dakar English Language Center
Dakar CVD Cercle de la Voile de Dakar
Dakar ISD International School of Dakar
Dakar DKR Dakar, Senegal – Yoff
Dakar DHI Dakar Heure Instrument