Kingdom of Biffeche

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Royaume de Biffeche
Kingdom of Biffeche

 

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Some of the world renowned

cooks of Biffeche preparing one

of our traditional dishes,

Yassa Poulet

Biffeche children eagerly await the start of one of our founder's festivals with its  food music and dance.

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About Biffeche:


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 species.

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 of LA 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.

The Kingdom maintains an American Office at 8803 109th Street, Seminole 33772, USA   E-Mail