Kaffrine Department

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Country  Senegal
Region Kaffrine Region
Capital Kaffrine
 • Total 11,102 km2 (4,287 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 207,676
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kaffrine Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, and is located in the Kaffrine Region, formerly part of the Kaolack Region.

The main settlements are the communes of Kaffrine and Nganda. In addition there are the rural communities (Communautés rurales) of Boulel, Diamagadio, Diokoul Mbelbouck, Gniby, Kahi, Kathiote and Medinatoul Salam.[1]

Historic sites in Kaffrine department[2][edit]

  • Megalithic site of Keur Ali Ngane
  • Megalithic site of Sorokogne
  • Megalithic site of Keur Modi Toy
  • Megalithic site of Pathé Tiangaye
  • Megalithic site of Keur Ali Lobé
  • Megalithic site of Kounou Mbayèn


  1. ^ "Découpage administratif de la région de Kaffrine". au Senegal.com. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  2. ^ List of historic sites

Coordinates: 14°07′00″N 15°42′00″W / 14.11667°N 15.70000°W / 14.11667; -15.70000