Within several centuries the leading European powers — Portugal, Holland, England and France fought for this piece of sushi 900 long and 350 meters wide. Goree Island (фр. L’île de Gorée) is in the Atlantic Ocean at an extreme western point of continental Africa on crossing of maritime trade routes, and with the continent he is connected by some 2,5 kilometers. Such extremely comfortable geographical location for several centuries has defined destiny Gore: Europeans have made of him one of the largest centers of a slave trade. To the middle of the 19th century have taken slaves from all Western Africa here, kept them in cameras waiting for buyers and sold at auctions to planters from the New World. In 400 years several million people have been taken out from here.
Now Gore — one of districts of the Senegalese port of Dakar. From the slave period there were a history and architecture, atypical for Africa. But it most of all also attracts tourists in Senegal. So from terrible Goree Island has turned into the most visited place in the country.
View on Gore from the ocean