French: Île de Gorée
The Island of Gorée is a World Heritage Site in Senegal defined by the UNESCO in 1978 and definitely a recommended cultural sightseeing location.
It is on position 140 (190, 53) in our monthly survey..

"The island of Gorée lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders. Today it continues to serve as a reminder of human exploitation and as a sanctuary for reconciliation."
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