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Diourbel (Serer: Jurbel, Wolof: Njaaréem) is a town in Senegal lying east of Thiès. It is known for its mosque and local groundnut industry and is the capital of the Diourbel Region. The population in 2013 was 133,705. [1]

Diourbel
Town
Diourbel is located in Senegal
Diourbel
Diourbel
Location in Senegal
Coordinates: 14°39′07.7″N 16°14′02.5″W / 14.652139°N 16.234028°W / 14.652139; -16.234028
Country Senegal
RegionDiourbel Region
DepartmentDiourbel
Population
 (2013)
 • Total133,705
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

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TransportEdit

Diourbel lies on the N3 road linking it to Dakar and is also served by a junction station on the Dakar-Niger Railway. Both the railway and the N3 cross the River Sine in the town.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Diourbel is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Senegal: administrative units, extended". Geohive. Archived from the original on 14 May 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Jumelages et Relations Internationales - Avignon". Avignon.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  3. ^ "Atlas français de la coopération décentralisée et des autres actions extérieures". Ministère des affaires étrangères (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2013-07-13.