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FATICK is the southwest region of the northern outcrop of Senegal
Senegal
. Its alternative name is Jinnak Bolon. The region is named for its capital city, Fatick
Fatick
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Departments * 3 References * 4 External links

HISTORY

Main articles: Serer ancient history
Serer ancient history
, Timeline of Serer history
Timeline of Serer history
, Serer religion , and Serer creation myth

The area is rich with Serer ancient and medieval history . Many of the ancient Serer sites are found within this region. It is also one of the holy places in the Serer religion . The Xoy Ceremony (or Khoy), a divination festival by the Serer priestly class (the Saltigues ) is held within this region once a year. The population is overrun by the Serer people . Historically, it was part of the Serer pre-colonial Kingdom of Sine . In 1859, the Battle of Logandème took place within this region. It was a battle of resistance by the Siin-Siin ( Serer people of Sine) against French colonialism . It is called in some French scholarly works as the Battle of Fatick.

DEPARTMENTS

Fatick
Fatick
region is divided into 3 departments :

* Fatick
Fatick
* Foundiougne * Gossas

* Serer people portal * Senegal
Senegal
portal * Geography portal

REFERENCES

* ^ A B (in French) Culture, demography, and Regional cultural center for Fatick
Fatick
region, Ministry of Culture, Senegal