Touring and Development of the Coastal Area: The Touristic Duality of the Senegalese Small Coast

by G. Ciss, Faculte des Lettres, Dep of, Geography, Dakar, Senegal,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


The 'Small coast' stretches from Bargny (South of Dakar) to the Sangomar Cape on more than 100 km. It is a low and sandy coast. Made of large muddy areas and settled by the mangrove, it is characterized by low plains covered by a multitude of channels. The authorities have decided to place the land at the disposal of those who cultivate it. The law aimed at suppressing the hold of the land-rulers. In order to be used for touristic purposes, the national property must be registered in the name of the state with the motive of state-approved.

Subject Headings: Coastal environment | Mud | Ecological restoration | Coastal management | Tides | Tourism | Industries | Beaches | Africa

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