Tambacounda Department

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Former location in the Tambacounda Region
Former location in the Tambacounda Region
Country  Senegal
Region Tambacounda Region
Capital Tambacounda
 • Total 20,328 km2 (7,849 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 299,163
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Tambacounda Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, and one of the four making up the Tambacounda Region. It formerly covered an area of 20,328 km² and in 2013 had an estimated population of 283,769. However in 2005 it was reduced in size to create the new Koumpentoum Department.

The department has one only urban commune, that of Tambacounda.

The rest of the department is divided into three arrondissements, which in turn are divided into rural districts (communautés rurales):

  • Koussanar Arrondissement:
    • Koussanar
    • Sinthiou Malème
  • Makacolibantang Arrondissement:
    • Makacolibantang
    • Niani Toucouleur
    • Ndoga Babacar
  • Missirah Arrondissement:
    • Dialacoto
    • Missirah
    • Néttéboulou

Historic Sites [1][edit]

  • Railway Station and Railway Hotel in Tambacounda
  • The building housing the Prefecture in Tambacounda
  • Tata (fortification) of Maba at Ndoungoussine
  • Wells and historic remais at Ndoungoussine
  • Megalithic site at Thiékène Boussoura
  • Megalithic site at Kodiam
  • Megalithic site at Saré Diouldé
  • Megalithic site at Saré Sékourou


Coordinates: 13°46′8″N 13°40′2″W / 13.76889°N 13.66722°W / 13.76889; -13.66722