Diourbel (Arabic: ديوربل; Serer: Jurbel, Wolof: Njaaréem) is a town in Senegal lying east of Thiès. It is known for its mosque and local groundnut industry and is the capital of the Diourbel Region. The population in 2013 was 133,705. [1]

Diourbel
ديوربل
Town
Diourbel is located in Senegal
Diourbel
Diourbel
Location in Senegal
Coordinates: 14°39′07.7″N 16°14′02.5″W / 14.652139°N 16.234028°W / 14.652139; -16.234028
Country Senegal
RegionDiourbel Region
DepartmentDiourbel
Population
 (2013)
 • Total133,705
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Transport

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Diourbel lies on the N3 road linking it to Dakar and is also served by a junction station on the Dakar-Niger Railway. Both the railway and the N3 cross the River Sine in the town.

Climate

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Climate data for Diourbel (1991–2020)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 34.2
(93.6)
36.2
(97.2)
38.6
(101.5)
39.9
(103.8)
40.3
(104.5)
38.4
(101.1)
35.5
(95.9)
34.0
(93.2)
34.2
(93.6)
37.3
(99.1)
37.8
(100.0)
35.3
(95.5)
36.8
(98.2)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 15.3
(59.5)
16.9
(62.4)
17.8
(64.0)
18.4
(65.1)
19.9
(67.8)
22.2
(72.0)
23.2
(73.8)
23.1
(73.6)
22.8
(73.0)
22.4
(72.3)
18.8
(65.8)
16.4
(61.5)
19.8
(67.6)
Record low °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
8.2
(46.8)
10.0
(50.0)
10.5
(50.9)
12.0
(53.6)
13.4
(56.1)
16.0
(60.8)
14.1
(57.4)
14.5
(58.1)
15.5
(59.9)
10.0
(50.0)
7.0
(44.6)
5.5
(41.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.2
(0.09)
1.0
(0.04)
0.1
(0.00)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.00)
22.5
(0.89)
98.0
(3.86)
205.1
(8.07)
164.1
(6.46)
31.4
(1.24)
0.7
(0.03)
1.2
(0.05)
526.4
(20.72)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 6.6 11.8 10 3.1 0.1 0.1 33.7
Source: NOAA[2]

Twin towns – sister cities

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Diourbel is twinned with:[3]

Notable people

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Senegal: administrative units, extended". Geohive. Archived from the original on 14 May 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ "World Meteorological Organization Climate Normals for 1991-2020 — Diourbel". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 9, 2024.
  3. ^ "Jumelages". avignon.fr (in French). Avignon. Archived from the original on 2019-11-12. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  4. ^ "Serigne Abdul Ahad Mbacke (1968-1989)". Murid Islamic Community in America. Retrieved Nov 5, 2019.