Bambey Department

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Location in the Diourbel Region
Location in the Diourbel Region
Country  Senegal
Region Diourbel Region
Capital Bambey
 • Total 1,351 km2 (522 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 299,476
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Bambey Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, one of the three making up the Diourbel Region.

Its capital and the only commune in the department is Bambey.

Map of the department arrondissements

The rural districts (communautés rurales) are:

Historic sites [1]
  • Tumulus of Lambaye (sites of the teignes (moths?))
  • Tène-Mbambey, battlefield at Mbambey Sérère
  • Gouye Ndeung, baobab tree on the site of the Battle of Sanghay at Lambaye
  • Battlefield at Sanghay-Mbol
  • Site of battle of Ndiarème, near Sindiane
  • Mausoleum of Cheikh Anta Diop at Thieytou, Dinguiraye
  • Tumulus of Pouniar, Lambaye Arrondissement
  • Tumulus of Gallo Peye, Ndangalma
  • Tumulus of Peul Lamassas, Ndangalma


Coordinates: 14°43′12″N 16°36′41″W / 14.72000°N 16.61139°W / 14.72000; -16.61139