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PALMARIN (also called PALMARIN FAKAO, PALMARIN-FACAO, or NGUEDJ) is a coastal village in Senegal
Senegal
, located in Sine-Saloum
Sine-Saloum
near Sangomar Point between Joal-Fadiouth
Joal-Fadiouth
and Djifer .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Administration

* 3 Geography

* 3.1 Population * 3.2 Economy

* 4 See also

* 4.1 Bibliography

* 5 References * 6 External links

HISTORY

Palmarin
Palmarin
was formerly part of the Kingdom of Sine . Throughout the 19th century, the village participated in the trade of ivory and fur . For more information visit www.palmarin.net

ADMINISTRATION

Palmarin
Palmarin
is now part of Fatick Department
Fatick Department
in Fatick Region
Fatick Region
.

GEOGRAPHY

The nearest towns are Joal-Fadiouth, Ngalou Sessene , Mar Lodj , Mar Souloum , Diakhanor , and Guimsam .

POPULATION

In 2003, there were 6698 people and 758 households in the rural community of Palmarin.

ECONOMY

Palmarin's economy is dominated by fishing and agriculture, however tourism also make a contribution, thanks to the beaches, palm trees (which give the village its name), and palm wine .

SEE ALSO

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Henri Gravrand (1961). Visage africain de l'Église : une expérience au Sénégal (in French). Paris: Éditions de l'Orante. p. 287. * Bernard Lacombe (1967). Palmarin
Palmarin
: essai de dépouillement de registres paroissiaux en Afrique, Sénégal : méthodologie et exposition des données brutes : rapport de fin de programme, décembre 1965-décembre 1966 (in French). Dakar: IRD . * Catherine Sabinot (November 2003). "Tortues marines sur le littoral palmarinois (Sénégal) : entre attentes internationales et cultures locales". Actes du 9ème Congrès des étudiants-chercheurs au MNHN (in French). Paris: 54.

REFERENCES

* ^ A. J. Kilian (1823–1833). Dictionnaire géographique universel, contenant la description de tous les lieux du globe intéressans sous le rapport de la géographie physique et politique, de l'histoire, de la statistique, du commerce, de l'industrie, etc (in French). Paris. p. 647.

EXTERNAL LINKS

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