Kaolack Region

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Kaolack Region
Région de Kaolack
Region
Location o Kaolack in Senegal
Kaolack région, dividit intae 4 départements
Coordinates: 14°09′N 14°30′W / 14.150°N 14.500°W / 14.150; -14.500
Kintra Senegal
Caipital Kaolack
Départements
Area
 • Total 16,010 km2 (6,180 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,066,375
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

The Kaolack region is a region in Senegal. It borders the Gambie an is a common stoppin point for travel atween Dakar an Banjul. Its borders correspond roughly tae the Saalum Kinrick o precolonial days, an the aurie is still spoken o as the Saalum in Wolof, an its indwallers are cried Saalum-Saalum.

Kaolack ceety is the admeenistrative centre for the region. It is a port on the Saloum River. Lyin in a ferm aurie, Kaolack is a major peanut mercatin an exportin center an haes a lairge peanut ile factory. Brewin, leather tannin, cotton ginnin, an fish processin are an aw important industries. Salt is producit frae salines near the Saloum River. The ceety is on the railroad frae Dakar tae the Niger River in Mali. Kaolack is the internaitional centre o the Ibrahimiyyah branch o the Tijaniyyah Sufi order, whose mosque is on the ceety's ootskirts.

Depairtments[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Kaolack Region is subdividit intae fower depairtments: