Location in the Fatick Region
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The arrondissement is divided administratively into rural communities and in turn into villages.
Diakhao is over-run by the Serer people. It was once part of the pre-colonial Kingdom of Sine. Diakhao holds great prominence in Serer medieval history because many of the Maad a Sinigs (title for the king of Sine) were crowned at Diakhao, at least from 1350 during the reign of Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali Jaxateh Manneh to 1969, the year the last Serer king of Sine — Maad a Sinig Mahecor Joof died. As well as being the main capital of Sine, it was also the historical residence of many of the kings of Sine. Maad a Sinig Mahecor Joof died in Diakhao on 3 August 1969.
- Gravrand, Henry, "La Civilisation Sereer - Cosaan", Nouvelles Editions africaines (1983), p 202, ISBN 2723608778
- Sarr, Alioune, "Histoire du Sine-Saloum", (Sénégal), Introduction, bibliographie et notes par Charles Becker. Version légèrement remaniée par rapport à celle qui est parue en 1986-87. p 19
- Faye, Louis Diène, " Mort et Naissance le monde Sereer, Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines (1983), p 59, ISBN 2-7236-0868-9
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