Foundiougne Department

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Foundiougne
Department
Location in the Fatick Region
Country Senegal
RegionFatick Region
CapitalFoundiougne
Area
 • Total1,142 sq mi (2,959 km2)
Population (2005 est.)
 • Total224,659
 • Density200/sq mi (76/km2)
Time zoneGMT (UTC+0)
 
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Foundiougne
Department
Location in the Fatick Region
Country Senegal
RegionFatick Region
CapitalFoundiougne
Area
 • Total1,142 sq mi (2,959 km2)
Population (2005 est.)
 • Total224,659
 • Density200/sq mi (76/km2)
Time zoneGMT (UTC+0)

Foundiougne Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Fatick Region.

Economy[edit]

Foundiougne is a main hub on the Sine-Saloum river in the Fatick Region of Senegal. Its a popular launch pad for eco-tours to see the abundant mangroves along the river. A ferry (connecting Foundiougne to the main road leading to Fatick) crosses the river at set times throughout the day transporting locals and tourists alike. Services that can be found include a post office, hospital, grocery stores, a pharmacy, restaurants, an internet cafe, and hotels. A high school in town serves Foundiougne and Mbam. There is a market every Tuesday (called a luma) on the edge of town, near the road to Mbam. At the weekly Luma, residents can purchase anything that they might require, ranging from plastic buckets to cooking pots to fabric to sandals to western clothing. It is an important center for residents of nearby villages, who travel to Foundiougne often on horse-drawn chariots.

Coordinates: 14°08′N 16°28′W / 14.133°N 16.467°W / 14.133; -16.467