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Map of Diourbel district in Senegal

Basic information about Diourbel
The Diourbel Region (Serer and Cangin: Jurbel) is a region of Senegal. The regional capital is the city of Diourbel. The region corresponds roughly to the precolonial Kingdom of Bawol and is still called by that name. Bawol (or Baol) is an ancient kingdom formerly ruled by the Joof family, one of the members of the Serer ethnic group found in Senegambia. Inhabitants of the area are called Bawol-Bawol which takes its name from the Serer mode of pluralisation, other examples being : Sine-Sine or Siin-Siin (inhabitants of Sine), Saloum-Saloum (inhabitants of Saloum), etc. The population is overrun by the Serer people especially those from the Cangin group, the Safene in particular. The Serers are believed to be the original inhabitants of this area. The Wolof and other ethnic groups are also present. The Diourbel Region is rich in history and it is where the Cekeen Tumulus are located. Some scholars such as Charles Becker, Henry Gravrand, Victor Martin among others, suggests that, these monuments were built by the Serer people and form part of the Serer tumulus of Baol (see also Senegambian stone circles). They are some of the most sacred sites in Serer religion. The Department of Mbacke also includes Murid Islamic Sufi order's holy city of Touba. The installation of this order in Serer country is a controversial one, especially among those Serers who adhere to the tenets of Serer religion (see Serer history (medieval era to present). However, some Serers are also Muslims and have headed this religious order.
Cities, towns & villages in Diourbel
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ToubaTouba (Hassaniya: Ṭūbā \"Felicity\") is a city in central Senegal, part of Diourbel Region and Mbacké district. With a population of 529,176 in 2010, it is the second most populated Senegalese city after Dakar. It is the holy city of Mouridism and the burial place of its founder, Shaikh Aamadu Bàmba Mbàkke. Next to his tomb lies a large mosque, completed in 1963. Show Toubaon the map
MbakéMbacké is a city in central Senegal, located 190 km (118 mi) east of Dakar. It is the capital of an administrative department in the Diourbel region. Along with the nearby city of Touba, Mbacké forms an urban conurbation whose population currently stands at about 500,000, making it Senegal's second largest agglomeration. Show Mbakéon the map
DiourbelDiourbel (Serer: Jurbel, Wolof: Njaaréem) is a town in Senegal lying east of Thiès. It is known for its mosque and local groundnut industry. It is the capital of the Diourbel Region. Estimated population 2007: 100,445 Show Diourbelon the map
BambeyBambey is a town located in the Diourbel Region of Senegal Show Bambeyon the map
OgoOgo is a village in Diourbel Region, Senegal. Show Ogoon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Diourbel
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DiourbelThe Diourbel Region (Serer and Cangin: Jurbel) is a region of Senegal. The regional capital is the city of Diourbel. The region corresponds roughly to the precolonial Kingdom of Bawol and is still called by that name. Bawol (or Baol) is an ancient kingdom formerly ruled by the Joof family, one of the members of the Serer ethnic group found in Senegambia. Inhabitants of the area are called Bawol-Bawol which takes its name from the Serer mode of pluralisation, other examples being : Sine-Sine or Siin-Siin (inhabitants of Sine), Saloum-Saloum (inhabitants of Saloum), etc. The population is overrun by the Serer people especially those from the Cangin group, the Safene in particular. The Serers are believed to be the original inhabitants of this area. The Wolof and other ethnic groups are also@en .Show on map
Linguere DepartmentLinguère Department is one of the departments of Senegal, one of three located in the Louga Region. Its capital is Linguère, and it emcompasses an area of 15375 km/sq.Show on map
MbackéMbacké Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Diourbel Region. Its capital is Mbacké.Show on map
DiourbelDiourbel Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Diourbel Region.Show on map
BambeyBambey Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Diourbel Region.Show on map