Podor

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Podor
Town
Fort de podor.jpg
Podor is located in Senegal
Podor
Podor
Coordinates: 16°37′N 15°02′W / 16.617°N 15.033°W / 16.617; -15.033
Country  Senegal
Region Saint-Louis Region
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Podor is the northernmost town in Senegal, Africa, lying on Morfil Island between the Sénégal River and Doué River. It is home to a ruined French fort, built in 1854 as a centre for gold trading, and is the birthplace of fashion designer Oumou Sy, and musicians Baaba Maal and Mansour Seck.

Comptoir podor.jpg

Coordinates: 16°37′N 15°02′W / 16.617°N 15.033°W / 16.617; -15.033