|Elevation||105 m (344 ft)|
|Listing||Breast shaped hills|
|Easiest route||From the Pointe des Almadies, Dakar|
These hills are of volcanic origin and they are the vestiges of a plateau from the early Quaternary. The highest hill is only 105 m high, but they stand out in the landscape owing to the flat surroundings. The name of these breast shaped hills comes from the French term “Mamelle”, a name commonly applied in the French-speaking parts of the world to a breast.
- Ali Abdallah, Sur une bombe volcanique des Mamelles (Presqu'île du Cap-Vert, Sénégal), in Notes africaines, number 118, April 1968, p. 58-60
- Atlas du Sénégal, Éditions J. A., Paris, 2007, p. 60
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