The Info List - Fatick

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is a town in Senegal, located between M'bour
and Kaolack
and inhabited by the Serer people. Its 2005 population was estimated at 24,243.[1] It is the capital of the Fatick


1 History 2 Administration 3 Geography 4 Climate 5 Population 6 Economy 7 Notable people from Fatick 8 References

History[edit] Main articles: Serer ancient history
Serer ancient history
and Serer religion The city has several ancient sites classified as historical monuments and added to the World heritage
World heritage
list.[2] There is also the site of Mind Ngo Mindiss where libations and offerings are made, located in the Sine River. These holy sites including Ndiobaye where traditional ceremonies takes place; Ndeb Jab, which houses a sacred tree at Ndiaye-Ndiaye etc., are all sacred places in Serer religion. The Xoy ceremony (or Khoy) performed by the Serer high priests and priestesses (the Saltigues) takes place at Fatick
once a year.[3] Administration[edit] It is the capital of the Fatick Region
Fatick Region
and the Fatick
Department. Geography[edit] The nearest towns are Nerane, Pourham, Mbirk Pourham and Tok. Dakar, the capital of Senegal
is located 155 km away.[4] Climate[edit] Under Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, it has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh).

Climate data for Fatick

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 32.7 (90.9) 34.5 (94.1) 36.5 (97.7) 37 (99) 37.1 (98.8) 35.8 (96.4) 33.4 (92.1) 32.1 (89.8) 32.5 (90.5) 34.6 (94.3) 35.4 (95.7) 32.8 (91) 34.53 (94.19)

Daily mean °C (°F) 23.7 (74.7) 25 (77) 27 (81) 27.8 (82) 28.6 (83.5) 29.2 (84.6) 28.3 (82.9) 27.4 (81.3) 27.5 (81.5) 28.1 (82.6) 27 (81) 24.3 (75.7) 26.99 (80.65)

Average low °C (°F) 14.8 (58.6) 15.6 (60.1) 17.5 (63.5) 18.6 (65.5) 20.2 (68.4) 22.6 (72.7) 23.2 (73.8) 22.8 (73) 22.6 (72.7) 21.7 (71.1) 18.7 (65.7) 15.8 (60.4) 19.51 (67.13)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 1 (0.04) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.04) 36 (1.42) 123 (4.84) 223 (8.78) 180 (7.09) 44 (1.73) 2 (0.08) 1 (0.04) 611 (24.06)

Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 7m)[5]

Population[edit] In the censuses of 1988 and 2002, the estimate population figures were 18,416 and 23,149 respectively. In 2007, according to official estimates, the population was 24,855. Economy[edit] Since the peanut trade is losing momentum, salt marshes are the main local resource. Notable people from Fatick[edit]

Macky Sall, former Prime Minister and current President of Senegal Chérif Ousmane Sarr, footballer Alioune Badara M'Bengue, politician

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^ "Esimation de la Population du Senegal" (PDF) (in French). Government of Senegal. Retrieved 2009-01-13. [dead link] ^ Senegal
culture (gov web), retrieved 27 March 2003 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2008-06-08.  ^ Révélation de saltigué : Touba va accueillir la dépouille d’une célébrité venue de Dakar
(2001 Xoy) [in] La Sénégalaise, published 6/6/2011, (Retrieved : 13 July 2012) ^ Dakar
and its surroundings, map 1/16 000, 2007-2008 edition ^ "Climate: Fatick
- Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 

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Serer topics


Serer peoples

Laalaa Ndut Niominka Noon Palor Saafi Seex


Key topics

Ciiɗ Classical Ndut teachings Creation myth Criticism Festivals Jaaniiw Junjung Lamane Sadax Saltigue Symbolism Women

Supreme deities

Kokh Kox Koox Kopé Tiatie Cac Roog

Other deities

Kumba Njaay Takhar Tiurakh

Saints and ancestral spirits

Ginaaru Julang Joof Laga Ndong Lunguñ Joof Mindiss Moussa Sarr Njemeh (of Languème) Njoxona Ngojil Joof Ngolum Joof Pangool


Sacred sites

Fatick Sine River Sine-Saloum Somb Point of Sangomar Tattaguine Tukar Yaboyabo

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Cekeen Tumulus Khasso Kingdom of Baol Kingdom of Biffeche kingdom of Saloum Kingdom of Sine Serer ancient history Serer history (medieval era to present) States headed by ancient Serer Lamanes The Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune The Battle of Logandème Timeline of Serer history Western Sahara


Science Law


medicinal plants

CEMETRA Loup (healer)

Saltigues and Loup practitioners

MALANGO Philosophy of beauty Jom principle Cosmology Customary law

Geography Politics

Farba Kaba Jaraff Serer countries

 Demographics Culture


By region

Gambia Mauritania Senegal


Cangin Lehar Ndut Noon Palor Safen Serer


Birth Chere Death Inheritance Marriage Mbalax Njuup Sabar Tama Tassu Njom


Kings and lamanes

Jegan Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Fa Ndeb Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Mahecor Joof Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Maysa Wali Jaxateh Manneh Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Ama Joof Gnilane Faye Joof Maad Ndaah Njemeh Joof Maad Semou Njekeh Joof

Queens and queen mothers

Fatim Beye Lingeer
Ndoye Demba Serer maternal clans

Dynasties and royal houses

Faye family Guelowar Joof family Joos Maternal Dynasty The Royal House of Boureh Gnilane Joof The Royal House of Jogo Siga Joof The Royal House of Semou Njekeh Joof

Families and royal titles

Buumi Faye family Joof family Lamane Lingeer Loul Maad Saloum Maad a Sinig Njie family Sarr family Sene family Teigne Thilas

Serer people
Serer people

Serer religion
Serer religion

Serer people
Serer people