Ziguinchor

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Ziguinchor

(zēgăNshôr`), city (1988 pop. 124,283), SW Senegal, a port on the Casamance River. Located in a rice-growing region, the city produces peanut oil, frozen fish, and orange juice and is an outlet to the sea for the shipment of peanuts and other products of the southern hinterlands. Ziguinchor was occupied by the French in 1888. A national park lies E of the city.

Ziguinchor

 

a city in southern Senegal and the administrative center of Casamance Province. Population, about 30,000. It is a port on the lower reaches of the Casamance River (principal export, peanuts). The city has a plant producing peanut oil and is the center of an agricultural region (rice, peanuts). There is also shrimping.