Kédougou Department

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Kédougou
Department
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Kédougou between Salamata and Saraya departments
Kédougou between Salamata and Saraya departments
Country  Senegal
Region Kédougou Region
Capital Kédougou
Area
 • Total 16,896 km2 (6,524 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 78,522
 • Density 4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kédougou Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, located in the Kédougou Region, formerly part of the Tambacounda Region.

The chief settlement and only commune is Kédougou.

The rural districts (Communautés rurales) comprise:

  • Arrondissement of Bandafassi:
    • Ninéfécha
    • Bandafassi
    • Tomboroncoto
    • Dindefelo
  • Arrondissement of Fongolimbi:
    • Fongolimbi
    • Dimboli

Historic sites[edit]

  • Dindefelo Falls, natural site
  • Site of Iwol at Bandafassi, up the mountain, the "Place of silence"
  • Bassari country

References[edit]

Coordinates: 12°33′28″N 12°10′27″W / 12.55778°N 12.17417°W / 12.55778; -12.17417