Saloum Delta

Saloum Delta

Saloum Delta or Sine-Saloum Delta is a river delta in Senegal. It contains 218 shellfish mounds and artifacts unearthed at some 28 of the burial grounds have provided an important insight into the history of human occupation in the area. Saloum Delta was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

Site Information

Country: Senegal

District: Fatick Region

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Several Centuries Ago

Oldest Culture: West Africa Settlements

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Saloum Delta

Date of Inscription: 2011

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