Biffeche is a small Kingdom on the borders of Senegal and
Mauritanie, on the Senegal River in the "Sahel"
region of West Africa. It has been a Kingdom from time
immemorial, first mentioned by the French in early XVII
Century documents. An unusual feature of this fundamentally
African Kingdom is that since 1963, the Kings of Biffeche
have been white.
The Kingdom is a
short distance from the picturesque French colonial city of
Saint-Louis in Senegal on the Atlantic Ocean, easily
reached from there by road or river launch. A small airport
is maintained just outside the Kingdom in Dakar-Bango, Senegal.
Biffeche is place of pristine semi-desert beauty, with a
proud, industrious, fun-loving people with unique cultural
practices, and remarkable flora and fauna. With the
blessings of Almighty God, the people of this Kingdom are
rising from roots of extreme poverty in this century to find
their true place in the world.
Biffeche is home to
the Biffeche Dragon, reputedly the second-largest lizard in
the world (after the Komodo Dragon of Indonesia), and the
government of Senegal maintains the famous Parc du
Djoudj on Biffeche's northern edge, a bird-watcher's
paradise of a park with hundreds of rare and important bird
The royal capital
of Biffeche is the holy village of M'Boubene (formerly
Biffeche-Ville), with administrative functions and festivals
at the towns of Savoigne and Savoigne-Pionniers. Languages of the Kingdom are Serrer-Ndut, Pulaar, Wolof and
French. Some Arabic and English is spoken unofficially. The
currency is the CFA Franc, administered for Biffeche by the
governments of Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and
Cameroun. (The local Biffeche Dinar-Haut (BDH), used only
ceremonially, is rarely seen.) The religions are Islam,
Christianity (predominantly Roman Catholic), and traditional
religion including Great White Leopard and Pangool. Ethnic
groups include Pulaar (Peuhls, Fula), Serrer-Ndut, Wolof,
Naar (Moor) and American. In addition to the Royal Family,
the Kingdom has a very small European-style aristocracy, as
well as Muslim and Christian Orders of Knighthood.
The town of
Savoigne has a wonderful relationship with its sister-city
FERTE-MACE in the L'Orne region of Alenon, Normandie,
France. We encourage all of the people of La Ferte-Mace to
visit us in Biffeche. We are so grateful for what you did
for us in the last years.
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