Podor

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Podor
Town
Fort of Podor
Fort of Podor
Podor is located in Senegal
Podor
Podor
Coordinates: 16°37′N 15°02′W / 16.617°N 15.033°W / 16.617; -15.033
Country  Senegal
Region Saint-Louis Region
Department Podor
Population (2007)
 • Total 11,869
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Coordinates: 16°37′N 15°02′W / 16.617°N 15.033°W / 16.617; -15.033Podor is the northernmost town in Senegal, lying on Morfil Island between the Sénégal River and Doué River. It was the location of the ancient state Takrur.[1] It is home to a ruined French colonial fort, built in 1854 as a centre for gold trading,[2] and is the birthplace of fashion designer Oumou Sy, and musicians Baaba Maal and Mansour Seck.

In the census of 2002 the population of the town was 9,472 inhabitants.[citation needed] In 2007, according to official estimates, it had grown to 11,869. It is 99% Muslim.[3]

The old trading post of Podor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gritzner, Janet H. (2005). Senegal. Infobase Publishing. p. 35. ISBN 9781438105390. 
  2. ^ Varnava, Andrekos (2015-09-01). Imperial expectations and realities: El Dorados, utopias and dystopias. Oxford University Press. p. 100. ISBN 9781784996475. 
  3. ^ "Podor - Sénégal : hôtels guide de voyage et du tourisme". Sénégal : hôtels guide de voyage et du tourisme (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-31.