Bignona Department

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Bignona
Location in the Ziguinchor Region
Location in the Ziguinchor Region
Country Senegal
RegionZiguinchor Region
CapitalBignona
Area
 • Total5,295 km2 (2,044 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Total252,554
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Bignona Department arrondissements

Bignona Department is one of the 3 departments in the Ziguinchor Region of Senegal.

Within the department are three urban communes: Bignona, Thionck Essyl and Diouloulou

The rest of the department is divided administratively into four arrondissements made up of rural districts (communautés rurales):

Historic sites [1][edit]

  • Mausoleum of Ahoune Sané, Koundioughor, Sindian Arrondissement
  • 100 year old Sindian Fromager (Kapok) tree, a place of worship for the rites of initiation
  • Bakolon Badji site at Niankite, a place of worship for the rites of initiation
  • Sweetwater wells at Kafountine, Arrondissement of Kataba
  • Palm Baobab of Baligname
  • Nankoray termite colony at Djilondine, place of worship for the animist priestesses

References[edit]

Coordinates: 12°49′48″N 16°14′24″W / 12.830000°N 16.24°W / 12.830000; -16.24