It lies on the Petite Côte, approximately eighty kilometers south of Dakar. It is home to a population of nearly 233,000 (2013 census).
The city’s major industries are tourism, fishing and peanut processing. M’Bour is a tourist destination. It is situated on the “Little Coast” and connected to Dakar via the N1 road.
It is noteworthy for the orphanage and nursery for children run by the international NGO Vivre Ensemble, and for the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Senegal.