Diourbel (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 is located in Senegal
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
 • Total133,705
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)


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.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Diourbel is twinned with:

Notable peopleEdit

Serigne Abdou Ahad Mbacké, the third Mouride caliph, was born in 1914 in Diourbel.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Senegal: administrative units, extended". Geohive. Archived from the original on 14 May 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Jumelages et Relations Internationales - Avignon". Avignon.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  3. ^ "Atlas français de la coopération décentralisée et des autres actions extérieures". Ministère des affaires étrangères (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  4. ^ "Serigne Abdul Ahad Mbacke (1968-1989)". Murid Islamic Community in America. Retrieved Nov 5, 2019.