Vélingara Department

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Vélingara
Department
Location in the Kolda Region
Location in the Kolda Region
Country  Senegal
Region Kolda Region
Capital Vélingara
Area
 • Total 5,434 km2 (2,098 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 278,382
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Vélingara Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, one of the three making up the Kolda Region.

The department has three communes: Vélingara, Kounkané and Diaobé-Kabendou.

The rural districts (Communautés rurales) comprise:

  • Arrondissement of Bonkonto:
    • Bonkonto
    • Linkéring
    • Médina Gounass
    • Sinthiang Koundara
  • Arrondissement of Pakour
    • Pakour
    • Paroumba
    • Ouassadou
  • Arrondissement of Saré Coly Sallé
    • Saré Coly Sallé
    • Kandia
    • Kandiaye
    • Némataba

Historical site[edit]

  • Village of Payoungou, arrondissement of Pakour

References[edit]

Coordinates: 13°9′00″N 14°7′00″W / 13.15000°N 14.11667°W / 13.15000; -14.11667