The Info List - Casamance River

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The CASAMANCE RIVER /ˈkæzəˌmæns, ˈkæsə-/ flows westward for the most part into the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
along a path about 200 miles (320 km) in length. However, only 80 miles (130 km) of it are navigable. The Casamance is the principal river of the Kolda
, Sédhiou , and Ziguinchor
Regions in the southern portion of Senegal between the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau
. The three regions are also collectively known as Casamance after the river.

There is a ferry at Ziguinchor
in Senegal, one of the most important towns on the river. Other important towns/villages on its banks include Goudomp, Sediou, Diattakounda, Tanae, and Kolda

The next significant estuary to the south is the Farim River in Guinea-Bissau, and to the north, the River Gambia , namesake of the Gambia.


* Much of this article is a translation from the French language article fr: Casamance (fleuve).

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Coordinates : 12°33′22″N 16°45′44″W / 12.5561°N 16.7622°W / 12.5561; -16.7622

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