THIèS (pronounced chess in
Noon language , French pronunciation:
) is the third largest city in
* 1 History * 2 Transport * 3 Economy * 4 Education
* 5 International relations
* 5.1 Twin towns – Sister cities
* 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links
Before colonization , the
The plateau acquired strategic importance when the French embarked upon an expansionist colonial policy. A military post was created in 1864 and the military have marked the city’s development ever since; it is home to a major military base.
At first a simple rail stop, or "escale", on the Dakar-Saint Louis
line (completed in 1885)
The railways brought commercial development and migrant laborers,
including Bambara from eastern regions of
As the transportation hub of a productive agricultural hinterland: rice , peanuts , manioc , millet , and fruit , the city is a leading livestock -trading and meat -packing center. It has rail yards and repair shops, and alumina phosphate deposits are worked at nearby Palo Dial and Taïba .
Other attractions in
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École Française Docteur René Guillet , a French international school, is located in Thiès.
Malick Sy high school is the largest school in the city and one of the biggest of Senegal. Many Senegalese politicians were trained in this school which also produced many laureates of the Senegalese General Contest.
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in
TWIN TOWNS – SISTER CITIES
* Railway stations in
* ^ Home page. École Française Docteur René Guillet . Retrieved on 3 May 2015. * ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Retrieved 2013-12-26.
* Much of this article was translated from French's fr:Thiès.