Down South in Senegal, Cassamance is inhabited by a population of 800,000 inhabitants, in an area of 29,000 square kilometres. The river from which it derives its name, waters the whole region over more than 300 kilometres. It is navigable all the way up to Ziguinchor, the main city where the Nema Kadior Hotel is located. The river and the density of its hydro graphic network, the mild climate, abundant rainfall as well as the fertility of its soil , all go to make Casamance the breadbasket of Senegal. Thanks to the monsoon branching from the Saint-Helena anti-cyclone, the rainy season known as the wet season, runs from the months of June to October. Casamance is the most rain-fed region of Senegal, with an average level of 1,400mm per year.