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Diourbel is located in Senegal
Location in Senegal
Coordinates: 14°39′07.7″N 16°14′02.5″W / 14.652139°N 16.234028°W / 14.652139; -16.234028
Country  Senegal
Region Diourbel Region
Department Diourbel
Population (2013)
 • Total 133,705
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Diourbel (Serer: Jurbel, Wolof: Njaaréem) is a town in Senegal lying east of Thiès. It is known for its mosque and local groundnut industry and is the capital of the Diourbel Region. The population in 2013 was 133,705. [1]


Diourbel lies on the N3 road linking it to Dakar and is also served by a junction station on the Dakar-Niger Railway. Both the railway and the N3 cross the River Sine in the town.

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Diourbel is twinned with:

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  1. ^ "Senegal: administrative units, extended". Geohive. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jumelages et Relations Internationales - Avignon". Avignon.fr (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Atlas français de la coopération décentralisée et des autres actions extérieures". Ministère des affaires étrangères (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2013-07-13.