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Diourbel(dyo͝orbĕl`), town (1988 pop. 76,548), W Senegal, on the railroad from DakarDakar
, city (1988 pop. 672,991), capital of Senegal, W Senegal, on Cape Verde Peninsula, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. Situated in a market-gardening region, Dakar is Senegal's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic center.
..... Click the link for more information. to the Niger River in Mali. The market for a peanut-growing region, it produces peanut oil as well as beverages and perfume.
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a city in western Senegal. Population, 28,500 (1965). Diourbel produces vegetable oil, and it is a center of an agricultural region growing mainly peanuts and also millet, sorghum, and manioc. Cattle are also raised in the area.
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