Kébémer

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Kébémer
Town
Kébémer is located in Senegal
Kébémer
Kébémer
Coordinates: 15°22′N 16°26′W / 15.367°N 16.433°W / 15.367; -16.433
Country  Senegal
Region Louga
Department Kébémer
Population (2013)
 • Total ~20,000
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kébémer is a town with commune status in Louga Region in north-west Senegal, lying midway between Thiès and Saint-Louis. It is the chief settlement, with a population of nearly 20,000 in 2013, of the department of the same name.[1]

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1774 by a Marabout family.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Abdoulaye Wade, President of Sénégal 2000-12, was born in Kébémer in 1926.
  • Tidiane Aw, film-maker born in 1935.
  • Gorgui Dieng, basketball player, was born in Kébémer in 1990.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senegal: administrative units, extended". GeoHive. Archived from the original on 14 May 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.