Kolda Department

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Location in the Kolda Region
Location in the Kolda Region
Country  Senegal
Region Kolda Region
Capital Kolda
 • Total 8,284 km2 (3,198 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 245,990
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kolda Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, located in the Kolda Region in the centre of the country.


The capital settlement of Kolda Department is Kolda.

The communes are: Kolda, Dabo, Salikégné and Saré Yoba Diéga

The rural districts (Communautés rurales) comprise:

  • Arrondissement of Dioulacolon:
    • Guiro Yéro Bocar
    • Dioulacolon
    • Tankanto Escale
    • Médina El Hadj
  • Arrondissement de Mampatim:
    • Dialambéré
    • Médina Chérif
    • Mampatim
    • Bagadadji
    • Coumbacara
  • Arrondissement de Saré Bidji:
    • Thiétty
    • Saré Bidji



Physical Geology[edit]


As of December 2002, the population of Kolda Department was 279,849 inhabitants. As of 2005, the population was estimated to have grown to 306,591 people. The Kolda population essentially works on agriculture. Kolda is crossed by the Casamance river, which favourises the farmers activities.

Historic sites[1][edit]

  • Kolda Prefecture


Coordinates: 12°52′59″N 14°57′00″W / 12.883°N 14.950°W / 12.883; -14.950