Kédougou Region

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Kédougou Region
Région de Kédougou
Region
Location of Kédougou in Senegal
Location of Kédougou in Senegal
Kédougou région, divided into 3 départements
Kédougou région, divided into 3 départements
Coordinates: 12°33′N 12°11′W / 12.550°N 12.183°W / 12.550; -12.183Coordinates: 12°33′N 12°11′W / 12.550°N 12.183°W / 12.550; -12.183
Country Senegal
Established 2008
Capital Kédougou
Départements
Government
 • Governor Mamadou Diom
Area
 • Total 16,800 km2 (6,500 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 152,134
 • Density 9.1/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kédougou Region is a region of Senegal. It was created in 2008. Formerly it was a département in the Region of Tambacounda.

Kedougou has a number of ecotourism attractions.[1] Peace Corps Volunteers in Kedougou lead development efforts,[2] Peace Corps Kedougou including the first ever district-wide universal mosquito bed net coverage in Senegal.

Départements[edit]

Kédougou Region has three départements:

Geography[edit]

Kédougou is traversed by the northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.

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