Matam, Senegal

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Matam
Town
Matam is located in Senegal
Matam
Matam
Coordinates: 15°37′N 13°20′W / 15.617°N 13.333°W / 15.617; -13.333
Country  Senegal
Region Matam Region
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Matam is a city in northeast Senegal, on the Sénégal River. It is the capital of the Matam Region .

People[edit]

Well-known people from the city include footballer Mamadou Niang, politician Samba Diouldé Thiam and writer Cheikh Hamidou Kane, the first mayor ISSA KANE and Hamidou Samba KASSE (known as El Hadji KASSE) philosopher, writer and journalist.

Mining[edit]

Matam has potential phosphate mines. There are nearby deposits at Bofal in southern Mauritania.

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Coordinates: 15°37′N 13°20′W / 15.617°N 13.333°W / 15.617; -13.333