Kaolack is a town of 172,305
people (2002 census) on the north bank of the Saloum River and the N1 road in Senegal.
It is the capital of the Kaolack Region, which borders The Gambia to the south.
Kaolack is an important regional market town and is Senegal's main peanut
trading and processing center. As the center of Ibrahimiyya branch of the Tijaniyyah
Sufi order founded by Ibrayima Ñas, it is also a major center of Islamic
education. The Medina Baay mosque (right) in Kaolack is one of the largest and
best known in Senegal. Kaolack is situated on the Saloum River