Sédhiou

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Sédhiou is a town of Senegal, in Casamance area, nearby the Casamance river, with a population of 24,213 in 2013.[1]

History[edit]

The main historical culture of Sédhiou came from the Mandinka people, but many populations are located in the area nowadays.

Geography[edit]

Sédhiou Arrondissements

It is the capital of Sédhiou Region.

Demographics[edit]

In 1983, 13,212 inhabitants lived in the town, rising to 18,465 in 2002. At the 2013 census Sédhiou had a population of 24,213.

Notable people[edit]

The town is the birthplace and hometown of Senegalese International Footballer, Sadio Mané, who currently plays for English Premier League club Liverpool F.C.

Twin town[edit]

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Coordinates: 12°42′N 15°33′W / 12.700°N 15.550°W / 12.700; -15.550