Where is Pikine Located?
Pikine is the second largest city in the Republic of Senegal. It is located very close to the capital Dakar, on the Thiès-Dakar Autopiste. The city was founded at the time of French colonial rule. The city has since grown strongly, so that according to estimates more than 830,000 inhabitants live in Pikine (as of 2005). In some regions of the surrounding area, desertification is progressing strongly, so that more and more people flee to the city.