FADIOUTH

DAKAR GOREE ISLAND FADIOUTH SAINT LOUIS

The bridge to Fadiouth

THE BRIDGE FROM THE MAINLAND TO FADIOUTH

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Fadiouth catholic cemeteryNot far from Joal is the town of Fadiouth, home of Senegal's first president Sedar Fadiouth villagers' boatsSenghor.  The town is actually on a small island.  The island is accessible by a narrow wood bridge which is only accessible to pedestrians.   The town was predominantly Catholic but now also has a small Muslim community.  

 

Rice drying in the sunThe major economic activities for the villagers of Fadiouth are fishing and Rice granaries on Fadiouthrice cultivation.  Since the town is located in a large river delta, farmers have taken advantage of the shallow flood plain caused by the river to grow rice in the area.

The streets are covered by the small white seashells that have accumulated on the Small Fadiouth streetisland from centuries of deposit.  The streets are very narrow.   There areHealth Center counsel arts and crafts markets on the island.    A health center does some advertising on the way into Fadiouth.    One of several wall paintings reads : "In the case of STD come to the Health Center."