Lompoul desert

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Sand dunes at Lompoul

The Lompoul desert (sometimes spelled Lumpoul; in French: désert de Lompoul) is a small desert (about 18 km2) located 145 km south of Saint-Louis, Senegal.[1] It is characterized by orange sand dunes forming a landscape that is more akin to those of the Sahara and Mauritania than those of the surrounding area of Senegal (the Grande-Côte),[2] and is a popular tourist attraction of Senegal. The desert is named after the closest settlement, i.e., the village of Lompoul.

Festival du Sahel[edit]

Since 2009, a music festival named "Festival du Sahel" take place in the desert.[3]


Coordinates: 15°27′00″N 16°41′00″W / 15.4500°N 16.6833°W / 15.4500; -16.6833