Rural communities of Senegal

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Rural communities (Communautés rurales) (CR) are the fourth-level administrative divisions in Senegal. They are administrative subdivisions comprising the villages, but are distinct from the urban communes and municipalities concerning medium or large towns.

Senegal is a predominantly agricultural country, and the rural communities by far encompass the largest part of the national territory.


The rural communities were imposed by the law No. 72.25 on 19 April 1972.

Until early 2008, there were about 324 rural communities but in August 2008 the number has increased and there are now about 340.

Dakar Region

Bambylor, Tivaouane Peulh-Niaga, Yène

Diourbel Region

Bambey Department: Baba Garage, Dinguiraye, Keur Samba Kane, Gawane, Lambaye, Ngogom, Réfane, Dangalma, Ndondol, Ngoye, Thiakar
Diourbel Department: Dankh Sène, Gade Escale, Keur Ngalgou, Ndindy, Taiba Moutoupha, Ndoulo, Ngohé, Patar, Tocky-Gare, Touré Mbonde
Mbacke Department: Darou Salam Typ, Dendey Gouyegui, Madina, Ndioumane Taiba, Thiékène, Touba Mboul, Ngabou Dalla, Missirah, Nghoye, Touba Fall, Touba Mosquée, Sadio, Taïf

Fatick Region

Fatick Department:Diakhao, Mbéllacadio, Ndiob, Djilasse, Fimela, Loul Séssène, Palmarin Facao, Ngayokhème, Niakhar, Patar, Diarrère, Diouroup, Tattaguine, Foundiougne, Passy, Sokone, Diossong

Foundiougne Department: Djilor, Bassoul, Dionewar, Djirnda, Keur Saloum Diané, Keur Samba Guèye, Nioro Allassane Tall, Toubacouta, Gossas Gossas, Guinguinéo

Gossas Department:Colobane, Mbar, Gagnick, Ndiago, Mbadakhoune, Ngathe Naoudé, Ourour, Ndiéné Lagane, Ouadiour, Patar Lia

Kaolack Region

Kaffrine Department:Birkelane, Mabo, Senegal, Mboss, Ndiognick, Gainte Pathé, Ida Mouride, Lour Escale, Maka-Yop, Ribot Escale, Saly Escale, Boulel, Darou Minam 2, Djanké Souf, Gniby, Kahi, Senegal, Malem Hodar, Ndioum Ngainthe, Diokoul Mbelbouck, Kathiotte, Médinatoul Salam II, Nganda

Kaolack Department:

Guinguinéo Department:

Kaolack Department:

Koungheul Department:

Nioro du Rip Department:

Kolda Region

Kolda Department:
Médina Yoro Foulah Department:
Vélingara Department:

Louga Region

Kébémer Department:
Linguère Department:
Louga Department:

Matam Region

Kanel Department:
Matam Department:
Ranérou Ferlo Department:

Saint-Louis Region

Dagana Department:
Podor Department:
Saint-Louis Department:

Tambacounda Region

Bakel Department:
Kédougou Department:
Koumpentoum Department:
Tambacounda Department:

Thiès Region

M'bour Department:
Thiès Department: Séssène, Yaboyabo
Tivaouane Department:

Ziguinchor Region

Bignona Department:
Oussouye Department: Diembéring
Ziguinchor Department:


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