Vélingara

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Vélingara
Town
Vélingara meteorite crater
Vélingara meteorite crater
Vélingara is located in Senegal
Vélingara
Vélingara
Coordinates: 13°09′N 14°07′W / 13.150°N 14.117°W / 13.150; -14.117
Country  Senegal
Region Kolda Region
Department Vélingara
Population (2007)
 • Total 23,775
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Vélingara is a town located in the Kolda Region of Senegal. It is slightly north of the large 48 km Vélingara crater though the structure's impact origin is still unconfirmed.[1]

The population is primarily composed of Fulani, Soninke, Wolof and Madingo. At the census of 2002 it numbered 20,806. In 2007, according to official estimates, it had grown to 23,775.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ S. Wade, M. Barbieri, J. Lichtenegger (2001) The Velingara Circular Structure Esa Bulletin June 2001

Coordinates: 13°09′N 14°07′W / 13.150°N 14.117°W / 13.150; -14.117