Kanel Department

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Location in the Matam Region
Location in the Matam Region
Country  Senegal
Region Matam Region
Capital Kanel
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 238,605
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kanel Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, located in the Matam Region in the east of the country.

The department has six communes; Kanel, Semmé, Waounde, Dembakané, Hamady Ounaré and Sinthiou Bamambé-Banadji

The rural districts (Communautés rurales) comprise:

  • Arrondissement of Orkadiere:
    • Aouré
    • Bokiladji
    • Orkadiere
  • Arrondissement of Wouro Sidy:
    • Wouro Sidy
    • Ndendory

Historic sites[1][edit]

  • Mausoleum of Cheikh Moussa Kamara at Ganguel
  • The mosque of Kobilo
  • The mosque of Séno Palel
  • Mausoleum of Abdel Kader Kane


Coordinates: 15°29′30″N 13°10′35″W / 15.49167°N 13.17639°W / 15.49167; -13.17639