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Nianing is a city in Petite Côte, Senegal, south of Dakar, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from M'Bour.

Nianing
Nianing is located in Senegal
Nianing
Nianing
Coordinates: 14°21′0″N 16°56′0″W / 14.35000°N 16.93333°W / 14.35000; -16.93333Coordinates: 14°21′0″N 16°56′0″W / 14.35000°N 16.93333°W / 14.35000; -16.93333
CountrySenegal
RegionThiès
DepartmentM'bour
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 • Total6,448

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HistoryEdit

Nianing was once a major trading post for cotton and peanuts.

Today, the city is situated on the main road that leads from M'Bour to Joal-Fadiouth.

AdministrationEdit

Nianing is part of the rural community of Malicounda in M'bour Department, Thiès.

GeographyEdit

The nearest towns are Saly, M'Bour, Warang, Gagnabougou, Pointe-Sarène, Ponto, and Nianing Boro

PopulationEdit

According to PEPAM (Water and Sanitation Program for the Millennium), there are 6448 people and 736 households in Nianing.

The population is predominantly Serer, mostly Catholic.

EconomyEdit

Fish constitute the primary natural resource in the area. The local economy also relies on livestock, agriculture, trade, and, recently, tourism.

See alsoEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Kamal El Jack. Un Centre de formation agricole : le cas de Nianing au Sénégal (in French).
  • Brigitte Rasoloniaina (2000). Étude des représentations linguistiques des Sereer (Sénégal : Mbour, Nianing, Sandiara) (in French). Paris: L'Harmattan.
  • Marguerite Schelechten (1988). Tourisme balnéaire ou tourisme rural intégré ? deux modèles de développement sénégalais (in French). Éditions universitaires. p. 442. ISBN 2-8271-0393-1.

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