Nioro du Rip

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Ville de Nioro du Rip
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Ville de Nioro du Rip is located in Senegal
Ville de Nioro du Rip
Ville de Nioro du Rip
Coordinates: 13°45′N 15°48′W / 13.750°N 15.800°W / 13.750; -15.800Coordinates: 13°45′N 15°48′W / 13.750°N 15.800°W / 13.750; -15.800
Country  Senegal
Region Kaolack
Department Nioro du Rip
Government
 • Mayor Modou Mbaye
Elevation 28 m (92 ft)
Population
 • Total 15,643

Nioro du Rip is a city in the south-west of Sénégal, situated about 60 km (37 mi) to the south-west of Kaolack and is 27 km (17 mi) from the border with The Gambia.

History[edit]

The town of Nioro du Rip was the capital of Rip (a kingdom of the marabout leader Maba Diakhou Bâ). Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké (founder of The Mouride brotherhood) at one point lived here. Nioro is near one group of the Senegambian stone circles which date from the eighth century.

Administration[edit]

The town is the capital of Nioro du Rip Department, in région of Kaolack.

Geography[edit]

Nioro du Rip is on the route nationale N4 which links Kaolack to Ziguinchor via The Gambia. The nearest small towns are Keur Ali Gueye, Paoskoto, Diamaguene, Keur Bidji Ouri, Lougue, Bamba, Bakesaloum, Mbaye Faye Fafa et Mbap.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • (French) Alioune Touré, La population de Nioro du Rip, du protectorat français (1887) à la veille de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Université de Dakar, 1987, 6 + 96 p. (Mémoire de Maîtrise)

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