This article does not cite any sources. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Matam is a region of Senegal (regional capitals have the same name as their respective regions).
Région de Matam
Location of Matam in Senegal
Matam région, divided into 3 départements
|• Total||29,445 km2 (11,369 sq mi)|
|• Density||18/km2 (48/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (GMT)|
It is a stark, flat, arid place bounded on the north by the Sénégal River and the south by the Sahelian plain studded with baobab trees. Matam is populated by the tall Pulaar-speaking Toucouleur people who brought Islam to Senegal in the 11th century and gave us the music of Baaba Maal in the 21st century.
Matam region is divided into 3 departments:
Matam is traversed by the northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.