Podor Department

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Village street and mosque in Podor
Village street and mosque in Podor
Location in the Saint-Louis Region
Location in the Saint-Louis Region
Country  Senegal
Region Saint-Louis Region
Capital Podor
 • Total 12,947 km2 (4,999 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 370,752
 • Density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Podor Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal and one of the three in the Saint-Louis Region in the far north-west of the country.

Communes in the department are:

Rural districts (Communautés rurales) comprise:

  • Arrondissement of Cas-Cas
    • Méry
    • Doumga Lao
    • Madina Diathbé
  • Arrondissement of Gamadji Saré
    • Gamadji Saré
    • Dodel
    • Guédé Village
  • Arrondissement of Saldé
    • Mbolo Birane
    • Boké Dialloubé
  • Arrondissement of Thillé Boubacar
    • Fanaye
    • Ndiayène Peindao

Historic Sites[1][edit]

Podor Fort
  • The Fort at Podor
  • Maison Foy at the corner of the quay in Podor
  • The quays and quay buildings of Podor
  • The mosque at Alwar
  • The Almamy cemetery at Mboumba
  • The old mosque at Mboumba
  • The mosque and mausoleum of Ouro Madiou
  • The mosque of Diama Alwaly
  • The old village of Walaldé
  • The old village of Siouré
  • The old village of Kaskas
  • The mosque of Guédé Ouro
  • The old village of Tioubalel


Coordinates: 16°38′56″N 14°57′39″W / 16.64889°N 14.96083°W / 16.64889; -14.96083