The nearby city of Touba is an important asset for Diourbel . After Dakar and Thies , Diourbel is the third most populated region of Senegal with 1,402,082 inhabitants .
The region experienced strong crowd at the Grand Magal of Touba , which is none other than the commemoration of the departure into exile of the founder of Mouridism .
The legacy of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba to the brotherhood that Touba is idolized by the followers of the founder of Mouridism . This can have a direct impact on growth from Diourbel . Quite a number of Mouride elected their home city of Touba.
Touba is Senegal's second economic city. Phenomenon that impacts at regional level.