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Map of Kaolack district in Senegal

Basic information about Kaolack
The Kaolack region is a region in Senegal. It borders Gambia and is a common stopping point for travel between Dakar and Banjul. Its borders correspond roughly to the Saalum Kingdom of precolonial days, and the area is still spoken of as the Saalum in Wolof, and its inhabitants are called Saalum-Saalum. Kaolack city is the administrative centre for the region. It is a port on the Saloum River. Lying in a farm area, Kaolack is a major peanut marketing and exporting center and has a large peanut oil factory. Brewing, leather tanning, cotton ginning, and fish processing are also important industries. Salt is produced from salines near the Saloum River. The city is on the railroad from Dakar to the Niger River in Mali. Kaolack is the international centre of the Ibrahimiyyah branch of the Tijaniyyah Sufi order, whose mosque is on the city's outskirts.
Cities, towns & villages in Kaolack
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KaolackKaolack (Kawlax in Wolof) is a town of 172,305 people (2002 census) on the north bank of the Saloum River and the N1 road in Senegal. It is the capital of the Kaolack Region, which borders The Gambia to the south. Kaolack is an important regional market town and is Senegal's main peanut trading and processing center. As the center of Ibrahimiyya branch of the Tijaniyyah Sufi order founded by Ibrayima Ñas, it is also a major center of Islamic education. The Medina Baay mosque (right) in Kaolack is one of the largest and best known in Senegal. Among Kaolack's many neighborhoods are: Show Kaolackon the map
GandiayeThe town and commune of Gandiaye in the Department of Kaolack, central Senegal, lies along National Route 1 about 24 kilometers from Kaolack. The population (2002) is about 10,000 consisting of the Serer, Wolof, Fula, Bambara and Jola) ethnic groups. The commune includes the rural towns of Thiomby, le Dya, and Ndiebel. The economy is mainly agricultural, marketing to highway traffic. Outsiders come to fish in the Saloum River tributaries. Show Gandiayeon the map
PaoskotoPaoskoto (often Paoscoto or Paos Koto) is a village and rural commune in Paoskoto Arrondissement in the Nioro du Rip Department of the Kaolack Region of Senegal, located near the border with the Gambia. Show Paoskotoon the map
Nioro du RipNioro du Rip is a city in the south-west of Sénégal, situated about 60 km (37 mi) to the south-west of Kaolack and is 27 km (17 mi) from the border with The Gambia. Show Nioro du Ripon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Kaolack
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KaolackThe Kaolack region is a region in Senegal. It borders Gambia and is a common stopping point for travel between Dakar and Banjul. Its borders correspond roughly to the Saalum Kingdom of precolonial days, and the area is still spoken of as the Saalum in Wolof, and its inhabitants are called Saalum-Saalum.Show on map
Birkilane DepartmentBirkilane Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Kaffrine Region. It was created as part of the new region in 2008.Show on map
Kaffrine DepartmentKaffrine Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Kaffrine Region, formerly part of the Kaolack Region.Show on map
Département de GuinguinéoGuinguinéo Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Kaolack Region. It is a recent creation.Show on map
Nioro du RipNioro du Rip Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Kaolack Region.Show on map
KaolackKaolack Département is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Kaolack Region.Show on map
Different buildings in Kaolack
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Kaolack AirportKaolack Airport (IATA: KLC, ICAO: GOOK) is an airport serving Kaolack, the capital of the Kaolack Region in Senegal.Show on map