After Dakar, Thies is the second city of Senegal. Nearly 1,709,112 people in that territory which spreads over an area of ??6670 km2 with a density of 256 inhabitants per km2. Thies is the fire of terroir Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of the Republic of Senegal.
Main region bordering Dakar, Thies is the passageway between the capital of Senegal and other regions. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on both sides to the west and south west. Louga Diourbel and Fatick are these border regions.
The economy remains dominated by fishing, food crops and beach tourism precisely on the Petite Côte, frequented by tourists from every part of the globe. Phosphate is a mineral wealth of the region.