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Gorée (Senegal)

LC control no.n 83303519
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingGorée (Senegal)
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Geographic subdivision usageSenegal--Gorée
Variant(s)Île de Gorée (Senegal)
Found inDelcourt, J. La turbulente histoire de Gorée, 1982: t.p. (Gorée) p. 72 (Gorée; city; Senegal)
BGN req. 3-6-84 (Gorée, ppl, 14°40ʹN, 17°24ʹW)
Gorée, island of memories, 1985: t.p. (Gorée) p. 1 (Ile de Gorée)
Col. gaz.: (island and village (1988 pop. 940), Dakar prov., W Senegal, off SE tip of Cape Verde peninsula, c. 2 mi/3.2 km E of Dakar; c.1,000 yards long, 300 yards wide. Fortified isl. was 1st stronghold of the French who seized it from Dutch in 1677. Became center of slave trade. The French were dislodged several times, last during Napoleonic Wars; returned 1817)
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