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Country  Senegal
Department  Pikine
Area  87 km²
Population  941,245 (2011)
Region  Dakar Region
Time zone  GMT (UTC+0)
Local time  Friday 7:31 PM
Team  AS Pikine
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Weather  23°C, Wind NW at 21 km/h, 74% Humidity

Pikine is a city in the Pikine Department of the Dakar Region of Senegal. Lying to the east of Dakar city centre, at the 2013 Census it had a population of 1,170,791. The department includes the villages of Yeumbeul, Thiaroye, Mbao, and Keur Massar Malika. Until the mid-2000s, it also included Guédiawaye, which now forms a separate Department.

Map of Pikine, Senegal

The city was founded in 1952 by the colonial government for former residents of Dakar who were relocated for new developments. This original city is now known as "Old Pikine", while an informal community has grown up around it.

The Grande Niaye de Pikine, a green area known for market gardening, lies to the north west of Pikine.


Pikine Wikipedia