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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: PR Newswire (press release)Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:11:15 -0700
Gum Arabic (Senegalia Senegal, Vachellia Seyal) Market 2015 - Global Forecast ...

The market has been further segmented on the basis of type into Senegalia Senegal gum and Vachellia Seyal gum. On the basis of function, the market has been segmented into thickener, fat replacer, stabilizer, gelling agent, coating agent, and texturant.   read full story


Publisher: Asheville Citizen-TimesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:30:00 -0700
Join me in helping people in super-friendly Senegal

My name is Maria Morava. I am a 2015 graduate of East Henderson High School embarking on the journey of a lifetime to Senegal, West Africa, with the Global Citizen Year program. This highly competitive bridge year program (this year's cohort is only ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Daily SabahMon, 27 Jul 2015 13:16:23 -0700
Surfers flock to Senegalese coasts read full story


Publisher: StarAfrica.comTue, 28 Jul 2015 13:03:24 -0700
Senegal records sharp increase in groundnut production

Senegal has recorded a sharp increase in groundnut production of 67.9 percent during the first five months of 2015 compared to the corresponding period of 2014, the Directorate of Forecast and Economic analysis (DPEE) said on Tuesday.According to the ...   read full story


Publisher: Sevenoaks ChronicleTue, 28 Jul 2015 01:53:35 -0700
Charlton snap up son of Senegal legend Sarr Boubacar

The Frenchman, a big centre-back, has signed a five-year deal at The Valley. Charlton head coach Guy Luzon was delighted with the capture of the 21-year-old and told the club's website www.cafc.co.uk: "We needed another defender and Naby is the perfect ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @Diakciss on Tue Jul 28 22:36:54 EDT 2015 RT @ItsMidnightIn: Its midnight in Dakar, #Senegal http://t.co/DlTVbltrYu
From @senegalbot on Tue Jul 28 22:36:02 EDT 2015 RT @iyli2010: Our culture, our heritage, our pride. SFP Senegal. Energy and Society http://t.co/R9ZXDG58pr http://t.co/pScnfi8Nr7
From @iyli2010 on Tue Jul 28 22:35:24 EDT 2015 Our culture, our heritage, our pride. SFP Senegal. Energy and Society http://t.co/R9ZXDG58pr http://t.co/pScnfi8Nr7
From @senegalbot on Tue Jul 28 22:34:02 EDT 2015 RT @Raneem_masreeya: Égypte, Algérie, Maroc, Mali, Tunisie, Turquie, Sénégal, RDC, Espagne, Italie. ????
From @GaucherEl on Tue Jul 28 22:33:48 EDT 2015 Senegal metina dama tite si ay nelaw fater rotouma sceau ndokh pr sangou demain matin ???
From @Raneem_masreeya on Tue Jul 28 22:32:58 EDT 2015 Égypte, Algérie, Maroc, Mali, Tunisie, Turquie, Sénégal, RDC, Espagne, Italie. ????
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From @Hady_Ly on Tue Jul 28 22:30:40 EDT 2015 RT @ItsMidnightIn: Its midnight in Dakar, #Senegal http://t.co/DlTVbltrYu
From @doudoumessi52 on Tue Jul 28 22:30:31 EDT 2015 RT @meta_guide_sn: This time for Africa! Your travel guide to Senegal: http://t.co/TZXBNuOpbP
From @niaweey922 on Tue Jul 28 22:30:20 EDT 2015 RT @FaatsBambino: Le trio depuis ?? . Congo x Mali x Sénégal ? http://t.co/JDK8KIkb4F