Paoskoto

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Paoskoto
Rural commune and village
Paoskoto is located in Senegal
Paoskoto
Paoskoto
Coordinates: 13°47′N 15°49′W / 13.783°N 15.817°W / 13.783; -15.817Coordinates: 13°47′N 15°49′W / 13.783°N 15.817°W / 13.783; -15.817
Country  Senegal
Region Kaffrine Region
Department Nioro du Rip Department
Arrondissement Paoskoto Arrondissement
Population
 • Total 43,460
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Paoskoto (often Paoscoto or Paos Koto) is a village and rural commune in Paoskoto Arrondissement in the Nioro du Rip Department of the Kaolack Region of Senegal, located near the border with the Gambia.

History[edit]

On 30 November 1865, Maba Diakhou Bâ battled against Émile Pinet-Laprade at the Battle of Paoskoto, in a notable historical battle between the natives and the French colonizers.

Geography[edit]

The nearest localities are Keur Oumar Tounkara, Dafar, Keur Gaye Hamdalaye, Mbiteyene, Tayyiba Niassène, Keur bidja Uri Keur Ali Gueye, Nioro du Rip and Diamaguene.

Demographics[edit]

According to PEPAM (Programme d'eau potable et d'assainissement du Millénaire) the rural commune of Paoskoto has a population 43,460 and 4,061 households. The population of the village of Paoskoto amounts to 2,411 inhabitants in 225 households. The Wolof and Fulani tribes form the majority.

Bibliography[edit]

  • (in French) A. K. Mbaye, L’épopée de Maba Diakhou Ba du Rip, mémoire de maîtrise, Dakar, Faculté des Lettres et Sciences humaines, Département de Lettres modernes, 1996
  • (in French) Kélétigui S. Keita, Maba Diakhou Ba dans le Rip et le Saloum (1861-1867), Dakar, Université de Dakar, 1970, 165 p. (Mémoire de Maîtrise)

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