* 1 History * 2 Administration * 3 Geography * 4 Population * 5 Economy * 6 Notes
* 7 See also
* 7.1 Bibliography
* 8 External links
It is also the capital of the Tijaniyya Sufi brotherhood. Each week, followers come to visit the tombs of religious leaders, especially that of El-Hadji Malick Sy . Visitors flock each year to celebrate the birth of the prophet Muhammad in a festival called the Maouloud (or Gamou, in Wolof , a word borrowed from one of the Serer religious festivals).
The influence of the Muslim brotherhoods of
In 2003, the mosque and zawia (Muslim school) of El-Hadji Malick Sy , the mosque of Serigne Babacar Sy and the railway station were added to the list of Senegalese historic monuments.