Sédhiou Department

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Sédhiou
Department
Senegal Sed Sed.svg
Country  Senegal
Region Sédhiou Region
Capital Sédhiou
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 151,331
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Sédhiou Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, one of three making up the Sédhiou Region, formerly part of the Kolda Region.

The department has three communes: Diannah Malary, Marsassoum and Sédhiou

The rural districts (communautés rurales) comprise:

  • Arrondissement of Diendé:
    • Oudoucar
    • Koussy
    • Diannah Ba
    • Sama Kanta Peulh
    • Sakar
    • Diendé
  • Arrondissement of Djibabouya:
    • Djibabouya
    • Sansamba
    • Bémet Bidjini
  • Arrondissement de Djiredji
    • Djiredji
    • Bambaly

Historic sites [1][edit]

  • Fortification of Fodé Kaba Doumbouya at Sédhiou
  • Fort Pinet-Laprade, town of Sédhiou
  • Sédhiou Prefecture
  • Grand mosque of Sédhiou, Doumassou quarter

References[edit]

Coordinates: 12°42′29″N 15°33′25″W / 12.7081°N 15.5569°W / 12.7081; -15.5569