Saint-Louis Region

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Saint-Louis Region

Région de Saint-Louis
Location of Saint-Louis in Senegal
Location of Saint-Louis in Senegal
Saint-Louis région, divided into 3 departments
Saint-Louis région, divided into 3 departments
Coordinates: 16°13′N 14°48′W / 16.217°N 14.800°W / 16.217; -14.800Coordinates: 16°13′N 14°48′W / 16.217°N 14.800°W / 16.217; -14.800
CountrySenegal
CapitalSaint-Louis
Départements
Area
 • Total19,241 km2 (7,429 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Total870,629
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
HDI (2017)0.482[1]
medium · 4th

The Saint-Louis Region (French: Région de Saint-Louis) of Senegal is on the border with Mauritania. Its capital is Saint-Louis.

Famous for the cast iron bridge in its capital, built by French colonialists in the 19th century, the region includes the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, home to thousands of birds, some indigenous to the area.

Départements[edit]

Saint-Louis region is divided into 3 départements:

Geography[edit]

Saint-Louis is traversed by the northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.