Sédhiou Region

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Sédhiou Region
Région de Sédhiou
Region
Location of Sédhiou in Senegal
Location of Sédhiou in Senegal
Sédhiou région, divided into 3 departments
Sédhiou région, divided into 3 departments
Coordinates: 12°42′N 15°33′W / 12.700°N 15.550°W / 12.700; -15.550Coordinates: 12°42′N 15°33′W / 12.700°N 15.550°W / 12.700; -15.550
Country Senegal
Established 2008
Capital Sédhiou
Départements
Government
 • Governor Cheikh Kane Niane
Area
 • Total 7,341 km2 (2,834 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 434,877
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Sédhiou Region is a region of Senegal located in the South-West of the country in the natural region called Casamance.

It was historically a department of the Kolda Region until 2008.

It's located between the Kolda region in the East and the Ziguinchor one in the West.

It also shares borders with the Gambia in the North and Guinea-Bissau in the South.

Departments[edit]

Sédhiou Region has three departments: