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Mboro (Senegal)
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Coordinates 15 ° 8 ′ 33 ″  N , 16 ° 53 ′ 16 ″  W Coordinates: 15 ° 8 ′ 33 ″  N , 16 ° 53 ′ 16 ″  W
Basic data
Country Senegal


Department Tivaouane
height 27 m
surface 3.1 km²
Residents 27,693 (2013)
density 8,819.4  Ew. / km²
Pirogue on Mboro Beach
Pirogue on Mboro Beach

Mboro is a town in the Tivaouane department in the Thiès region , in the central west of Senegal .

Geographical location

Mboro is located around 78 kilometers northeast of Dakar and 23 kilometers north of the regional prefecture of Tivaouane in the fertile wetlands of the Grand Niayes , which stretch along the Grande-Côte from the Cap-Vert peninsula to the Senegal estuary at Saint-Louis , against the salty sea air Protected by a chain of coastal dunes and ideally suited for horticulture .

The sea and the Mboro-sur-Mer district are around five kilometers from the city center in the northwest. In the south it borders Darou Khoudoss , capital of the communauté rurale of the same name.


Around 1862–1863, the French colonial administration first became aware of the village of Mboro. After investigations of the terrain and the soil, it was decided in 1936 to open up the area for fruit and horticulture and to promote the settlement of this fertile area.

On the Grande Côte, especially around Mboro, the coastal dunes were stabilized with Canadian support by planting filao ( horsetail casuarines ) and protected from erosion by the sea winds.

The place Mboro received the legal status of a commune (city) in 2002 .


The last censuses showed the following population figures for the city:

year Residents
1988 13,542
2002 11,809
2013 27,693


Mboro is not served by the highways in Senegal . Rather, a well-developed regional road branches off in Tivaouane from the N 2 to there.


Originally, the main industries in Mboro were horticulture and fishing. There was also tourism because of its proximity to the coast. Thanks to the economic strength of the nearby phosphate mines with their well-paid workers, Mboro's population and infrastructure have developed well.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Mboro-sur-Mer at Geonames
  2. Measure distances with google maps
  3. DECRET n ° 2002-171 du 21 févier 2002 portant création des communes de Mboro, ... ( Memento of March 26, 2018 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Senegal: The most important places with statistics on their population