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The Kingdom of Saloum in Senegal is a traditional kingdom which was founded in the late 15th century by the "Gelwaar" or nobles from the Kingdom of Gaabu to the south. The ancient and present capital of the Kingdom of Saloum is the city of Kahone. In politics, a country (or in some cases, a group of countries) over which a king or queen reigns, is a kingdom, see: monarchy. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Kahone is a town and commune near Kaolack, Senegal, and is primarily agricultural but is participating in industrial development plans, and in increased tourism based on its ancient culture. ...


Saloum includes flat, swampy tideland areas inland from the Saloum River delta. In recent years large areas of mangrove growth have been destroyed. There was a flourishing industry of salt-manufacture at the salt flats along the delta. Originally, Saloum extended south to the north banks of the Gambia River. Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. ... Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal Mangroves are woody trees or shrubs that grow in mangrove habitats or mangal (Hogarth, 1999). ... Sodium chloride, also known as common salt, table salt, or halite, is a chemical compound with formula NaCl. ... Gambia River from space The Gambia River is a major river in Africa, running 1,130 km (700 miles) from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Banjul. ...


The original population was overrun by the Serer in the 11th century, arriving from the Kingdom of Tekrur in the Senegal River Valley in the North. During the Gelwaar period from the 15th century to the present, over 100 kings have been enthroned. The Portuguese contacted the kingdom in 1590. The Kingdom of Saloum conquered the neighboring Kingdom of Sine and controlled it for a long period, during which the area became known as "Sine-Saloum", but it was later split again. Saloum also had control, for a time, of the Kingdom of Baol. Although the kingdom won some major battles with the French, it was eventually conquered in 1850. The kings continued to hold their traditional court in Kahone, but the city was eclipsed commercially by neighboring Kaolack. The Serer (also spelled Serreer, Sereer, Sèrèr, Sérér, Seréer, Sèréer, Séréer, etc. ... (10th century - 11th century - 12th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Takrur was one of the minor Iron Age states of West Africa, which flourished roughly parallel to the Kingdom of Ghana. ... The Senegal River, in West Africa, forms the border between Senegal and Mauritania. ... The Kingdom of Baol in central Senegal was one of the kingdoms that arose from the split-up of the Empire of Jolof (Diolof) in about 1549. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Kaolack is a town on the River Saloum and the N1 road in Senegal. ...


The current king of Saloum (as of 2002) is King Mbaye Badiane I. He is assisted by various co-rulers such as the Djaaraf of Saloum (Fode Yacinthe NDour) and the Farba (El Hadji Malick Sarr). Their court is held at the capital, Kahone. The king also has a tributary "sub-king" (or "Bour Gandiaye") at the town of Gandiaye, in Saloum, who maintains his own miniature court. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... His Majesty, King Mbaye Badiane I of Saloum, Senegal, was enthroned as the OMaad Saloum (also called Bour Saloum) in 1990 at the royal seat of Kahone. ... The town, commune and kingdom of Gandiaye in the Department of Kaolack, central Senegal, lies along National Route 1 about 24 kilometers from Kaolack. ...


Saloum is known for its many ancient burial mounds or "tumuli" containing the graves of kings and others. Also, the kingdom has numerous mysterious stone circles whose functions and history are unknown.


Ethnically, the Saloum kingdom has been Serer, but gradually the Wolof have become more dominant, especially in the peanut-growing areas around Kaolack. The Serer-Sine and Wolof languages are both widely spoken in Saloum. The Serer (also spelled Serreer, Sereer, Sèrèr, Sérér, Seréer, Sèréer, Séréer, etc. ... The Wolof are the largest ethnic group in Senegal with approximately 45% of the population. ... Kaolack is a town on the River Saloum and the N1 road in Senegal. ... The Wolof are the largest ethnic group in Senegal with approximately 45% of the population. ...


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