Une petite ville toujours Noble...
Au XII ème Siècle, Kahone, petite ville de la
région de Kaolack au Sénégal, avait été choisie pour être la Capitale du
Son faste dura plusieurs siécles, jusqu'au
moment ou un découpage administratif colonial lui préféra Kaolack...
Mais Kahone reste une petite ville noble... et
nous allons vous la faire découvrir dans ces pages...
: The town and commune of Kahone, near Kaolack,
Senegal, is primarily agricultural but is participating in industrial
development plans, and in increased tourism based on its ancient
culture. Kahone is the royal seat of the Serer Kingdom of Saloum which
has ruled there since the XV-Century. (Kahone was originally a far more
important town than Kaolack, but the roles have been reversed in recent
years, and Kahone has been reduced to a sub-prefecture of Kaolack.)
There is a mosque and a Catholic mission. An annual royal festival is
celebrated in which the OMaad (king), Djaraaf (prime minister) and other
dignitaries meet to decide kingdom issues and hold pageants celebrating
the history of Saloum and the Serer people. There are numerous ancient
tombs in the vicinity, and large burial mounds implanted with baobab
trees. Kahone is routinely involved in many administrative territorial
disputes with neighboring communes, always emphasizing its earlier