Kaffrine (Wolof: Kafrin) is the capital town of Kaffrine Region of Senegal.

Kaffrine
Town
Kaffrine is located in Senegal
Kaffrine
Kaffrine
Coordinates: 14°07′N 15°42′W / 14.117°N 15.700°W / 14.117; -15.700
Country Senegal
RegionKaffrine Region
DépartementKaffrine Department
Population
 (2023 census)[1]
 • Total57,307
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Agriculture

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Kaffrine lies in Senegal's Peanut Basin.[2] Peanuts are the second most common crop for the people of Kaffrine, only behind Millet. Both crops are grown by over 90% of farmers in Kaffrine. Maize is the third most popular crop and grown by over 85% of farmers.[3]

Climate Change

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Kaffrine will be heavily affected by the changing climate as erratic rainfall will make current farming practices difficult and reduce agricultural production.[4]

Infrastructure

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Kaffrine has a station on the Dakar-Niger Railway.

Notable people

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References

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  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of Cities & Urban Communes in Senegal
  2. ^ "Kaffrine". 2014-03-07. Archived from the original on 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  3. ^ "Kaffrine | Adaptation and Mitigation Knowledge Network (AMKN)". amkn.org. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  4. ^ "Kaffrine | Adaptation and Mitigation Knowledge Network (AMKN)". amkn.org. Retrieved 2016-07-08.

14°06′05.1″N 15°32′35.5″W / 14.101417°N 15.543194°W / 14.101417; -15.543194