Bassari Country

Bassari Country

Bassari Country is a well-preserved multicultural landscape which emerged from the interaction of human activities and the natural environment. It is located in the southeast of Senegal and aggregates three geographical areas: the Bassari-Salémata area, the Bedik-Bandafassi area and the Fula-Dindéfello area, each one with its specifics morphological characteristics. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012.

Site Information

Country: Senegal

District: Kédougou Region

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Mixed

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Cultural Landscape


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes

Date of Inscription: 2012

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