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

CONTENTS

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

HISTORY

Main articles: 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. 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
Fatick
once a year.

ADMINISTRATION

It is the capital of the Fatick Region
Fatick Region
and the Fatick Department .

GEOGRAPHY

The nearest towns are Nerane, Pourham, Mbirk Pourham and Tok. Dakar
Dakar
, the capital of Senegal
Senegal
is located 155 km away.

CLIMATE

Under Köppen-Geiger climate classification system
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)

POPULATION

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

Since the peanut trade is losing momentum, salt marshes are the main local resource.

NOTABLE PEOPLE FROM FATICK

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

* Senegal
Senegal
portal * Serer religion portal * Serer people portal * Geography portal

REFERENCES

* ^ "Esimation de la Population du Senegal" (PDF) (in French). Government of Senegal. Retrieved 2009-01-13. * ^ Senegal
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
Dakar
(2001 Xoy) La Sénégalaise , published 6/6/2011, (Retrieved : 13 July 2012) * ^ Dakar
Dakar
and its surroundings, map 1/16 000, 2007-2008 edition * ^ "Climate: Fatick
Fatick
- Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2013-11-30.

* v * t * e

Serer topics

PEOPLES

SERER PEOPLES

* * Laalaa * Ndut * Niominka * Noon * Palor * Saafi * Seex

RELIGION

KEY TOPICS

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

SUPREME DEITIES

* * Kokh Kox * Koox * Kopé Tiatie Cac * Roog
Roog
(main)

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

* list

SACRED SITES

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

* History * Philosophy * Science * Law * Geography * Politics

HISTORY

* Cekeen Tumulus * Khasso * Kingdom of Baol
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
Western Sahara

Philosophy

* Science * Law

* Medicine

* 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

DEMOGRAPHICS

BY REGION

* * Gambia * Mauritania * Senegal
Senegal

LANGUAGE

* * Cangin * Lehar * Ndut * Noon * Palor * Safen * Serer

CULTURE

* Birth * Chere * Death * Inheritance * Marriage * Mbalax
Mbalax
* Njuup * Sabar * Tama * Tassu * Njom

ROYALTY

Kings and lamanes

* Lamane Jegan Joof * Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof * Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof * Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Fa Ndeb Joof
Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene