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Complete details about Senegal in Africa with capital city Dakar

Country NameSenegal (Sénégal/Sounougal)
Country CodeSEN
Capital CityDakar
ContinentAfrica
RegionWestern Africa
Independence Year1960
Population9481000
Surface Area196722.0
Life Expectancy62.2 years
GNP4787.0 (old 4542.0)
Government FormRepublic

Spoken Languages

Diola     (5.0%)
Ful     (21.7%)
Malinke     (3.8%)
Serer     (12.5%)
Soninke     (1.3%)
Wolof [official]     (48.1%)

Major Cities

Pikine, Cap-Vert     (population 855287)
Dakar, Cap-Vert     (population 785071)
Thiès, Thiès     (population 248000)
Kaolack, Kaolack     (population 199000)
Ziguinchor, Ziguinchor     (population 192000)
Rufisque, Cap-Vert     (population 150000)
Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis     (population 132400)
Mbour, Thiès     (population 109300)
Diourbel, Diourbel     (population 99400)

Senegal's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: SB NationMon, 01 Sep 2014 07:29:52 -0700
2014 FIBA results: Gorgui Dieng helps Senegal upset Croatia

By early morning of the FIBA World Cup's third day, the group stage had its biggest surprise. Senegal recorded its second major upset in Group B play on Monday, beating a well-respected Croatian squad, 77-75, behind the play of Minnesota Timberwolves ...   read full story

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Publisher: FIBAMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:15:00 -0700
Senegal learning quickly how to win games read full story
Publisher: RapplerSun, 31 Aug 2014 12:07:30 -0700
Senegal beats Puerto Rico for historic FIBA World Cup win read full story
Publisher: Hoops HabitMon, 01 Sep 2014 15:52:30 -0700
Cinderella Senegal Surprises Croatia read full story
Publisher: thescore.comMon, 01 Sep 2014 06:20:22 -0700
FIBA World Cup Day 3: Dieng leads Senegal past Croatia; Serbia, Argentina ... read full story
Publisher: Rippa.comMon, 01 Sep 2014 03:30:00 -0700
Croatia v Senegal - FIBA World Cup Live Stream and Preview read full story


Publisher: Fox NewsSun, 31 Aug 2014 10:03:45 -0700
WHO says Senegal Ebola case a 'top priority emergency'

DAKAR, Senegal ? The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the ...   read full story

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Publisher: NBCNews.comMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:45:00 -0700
Senegal Monitors Contacts of First Ebola Patient read full story
Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportMon, 01 Sep 2014 03:21:04 -0700
Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient; Liberia orders civil servants ... read full story
Publisher: The Herald-NewsMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:26:15 -0700
Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient read full story


Publisher: SB NationMon, 01 Sep 2014 15:06:56 -0700
2014 FIBA World Cup results: Senegal pulls off major upset

Senegal 77, Croatia 75: Following an opening game loss, Senegal has pulled off two straight upsets, beating Puerto Rico on Sunday before a more stunning win against Croatia on Monday. Once again, it was Minnesota Timberwolves forward Gorgui Dieng ...   read full story


Publisher: ABS CBN NewsMon, 01 Sep 2014 18:18:45 -0700
Spain, Greece advance as Senegal stun Croatia

Both teams improved their records to 3-0 but Croatia's passage into the knockout stage of the competition was put on hold after a shock 77-75 defeat by Senegal, whose center Gorgui Dieng shone with 27 points and eight rebounds. Having strolled to easy ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsMon, 01 Sep 2014 15:11:42 -0700
Spain, Greece Move to 3-0, Senegal Upsets Croatia read full story
Publisher: RapplerMon, 01 Sep 2014 14:16:42 -0700
Greece clinches FIBA World Cup knockout stage spot as Senegal streaks read full story
Publisher: Yahoo SportsMon, 01 Sep 2014 14:32:07 -0700
Greece ace in wildcard pack, Senegal's hot streak continues read full story

Senegal Tweets

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