Gossas Department

Gossas Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Fatick Region on the west coast.

Location in the Fatick Region
Location in the Fatick Region
Country Senegal
RegionFatick Region
 • Total1,080 km2 (420 sq mi)
 (2013 census)
 • Total95,715
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Administrative divisionsEdit

Within the department lies one commune, the town of Gossas.

The rural districts (communautés rurales) comprise:

Historic sites[1]Edit

Gossas commune
  • Mausoleum of Serigne Khar Kane
  • Mausoleum of Ndamal Gossas (Oumar Guèye)
Gossas département
  • Site of Battle of Danki
  • Wells of Ndiéné
  • Bivouac of El Hadj Umar Tall (Badakhoune)
  • Fetishist trees of Gagnick Godjil
  • Gouye Ndiouly baobab tree at Kahone, near Kaolack
  • Island of Kouyong Keïta, opposite Kahone
  • Backwaters of Ngaby and Wagui (Badakhoune)


Coordinates: 14°29′50″N 16°14′03″W / 14.49722°N 16.23417°W / 14.49722; -16.23417