Gossas Department

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Location in the Fatick Region
Location in the Fatick Region
Country  Senegal
Region Fatick Region
Capital Gossas
 • Total 1,080 km2 (420 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 95,715
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Gossas Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Fatick Region on the west coast.

Within the department lies one commune, the town of Gossas.

The rural districts (communautés rurales) comprise:

  • Arrondissement of Colobane:
    • Colobane
    • Mbar
  • Arrondissement of Ouadiour:
    • Ndiène Lagane
    • Ouadiour
    • Patar Lia

Historic sites[1][edit]

Gossas commune
  • Mausoleum of Serigne Khar Kane
  • Mausoleum of Ndamal Gossas (Oumar Guèye)
Gossas département
  • Site of Battle of Danki
  • Wells of Ndiéné
  • Bivouac of El Hadj Umar Tall (Badakhoune)
  • Fetishist trees of Gagnick Godjil
  • Gouye Ndiouly baobab tree at Kahone, near Kaolack
  • Island of Kouyong Keïta, opposite Kahone
  • Backwaters of Ngaby and Wagui (Badakhoune)


Coordinates: 14°29′50″N 16°14′03″W / 14.49722°N 16.23417°W / 14.49722; -16.23417