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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: Fox NewsTue, 22 Apr 2014 15:18:45 -0700
Senegal orders cancellation of rally to welcome back ex-president, voted out ...

DAKAR, Senegal ? Officials in Senegal have ordered the cancellation of a rally planned to welcome back former President Abdoulaye Wade who was voted out of office two years ago after violent protests. Demonstrations ahead of the 2012 election paralyzed ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: ABC NewsTue, 22 Apr 2014 15:21:33 -0700
Senegal Prohibits Rally to Welcome Back Ex-Leader read full story
Publisher: Independent OnlineWed, 23 Apr 2014 01:26:15 -0700
Wade expected in Senegal read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:00:00 -0700
Senegal's ex-president Wade to return home read full story


Publisher: AllAfrica.comTue, 22 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0700
Gambia-Senegal Frontier Closed, Say Reports

It has been reported by people in The Gambia, and was reported on Monday afternoon by the BCC African Service quoting sources in Senegal, that The Gambia's borders with Senegal were closed, beginning on Saturday. The authorities in The Gambia are ...   read full story


Publisher: News24Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:25:15 -0700
Senegal: Wade returns home to support son

Dakar - Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade was due to return home Wednesday after two years abroad following his election defeat, with his son facing jail for corruption. Wade, who held power from 2000 to 2012, moved to France after suffering a ...   read full story


Publisher: Goal.comWed, 23 Apr 2014 01:21:59 -0700
Nigeria will qualify for Senegal 2015, says Omaka Anthony

As Nigeria continues their preparations for the 2015 Africa Youth Championship qualifiers which begins next month, Omaka Anthony is optimist that the country's flag will be hoisted when the biannual youth football tournament to be staged in Senegal ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @GI_Senegal on Wed Apr 23 11:06:40 EDT 2014 Ce soir cinéma du mercredi: Black Brown White - En coopération avec l?Ambassade d'Autriche à Dakar. http://t.co/i3shwXFGZP
From @NawelOujdia on Wed Apr 23 11:06:02 EDT 2014 RT @FatalementGning: Espagne Tunisie Maroc Senegal , des vrai vacances d'ete wllh
From @NicoBry on Wed Apr 23 11:05:49 EDT 2014 Développeurs & #Startups Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Sénégal, participez au challenge #Orange #API http://t.co/giKXz9pNBO ? #Toolbox @Afri_market
From @DCMETROAFRICANS on Wed Apr 23 11:05:46 EDT 2014 RT @AfricanDevJobs: Check out newly posted African development jobs in #Nigeria, #Kenya, #Mali, #Senegal, and more http://t.co/3pjH8C4CDb #?
From @AMINAA_BANKS on Wed Apr 23 11:05:45 EDT 2014 RT @YasminaLaRabzaa: - LES PAYS A BG: Congo Mali Italie France Sénégal Maroc Algérie Togo Gabon Cote d'Ivoire Capvert Cameroun Et les A?
From @netbinfo on Wed Apr 23 11:05:40 EDT 2014 Senegal's ex-president Wade to return home: Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home... http://t.co/keq7LS3wxK
From @rosenegal on Wed Apr 23 11:05:37 EDT 2014 ????!:???????????? ?iPhone5S???????????: ????:1,260 ?,???:-,????:2014/04/25 22:12 http://t.co/DKKF64YNti #senegal #yauc
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From @thioneniang on Wed Apr 23 11:05:30 EDT 2014 RT @rkbtwo: @corbett3000 wanted to introduce you to @thioneniang of @Give1Project they just launched a entrepreneur incubator in #Senegal
From @keulss on Wed Apr 23 11:05:22 EDT 2014 RT @kingpixelz: Y'a-t il un Hashtag sur l'arrivée de Wade au Senegal ? #Team221 #kebetu #Senegal
From @Recky_Manson on Wed Apr 23 11:05:18 EDT 2014 Senegal :p RT @Koran_Persib: Ai ieu bendera naon?? :| http://t.co/TEKJFHwBAX
From @ynigga_ on Wed Apr 23 11:05:13 EDT 2014 RT @YasminaLaRabzaa: - LES PAYS A BG: Congo Mali Italie France Sénégal Maroc Algérie Togo Gabon Cote d'Ivoire Capvert Cameroun Et les A?
From @senegallife on Wed Apr 23 11:05:05 EDT 2014 nadi_baba : "..." http://t.co/Pt5bdmctcA #Dakar #senegal
From @Aicha78570 on Wed Apr 23 11:05:03 EDT 2014 RT @YasminaLaRabzaa: - LES PAYS A BG: Congo Mali Italie France Sénégal Maroc Algérie Togo Gabon Cote d'Ivoire Capvert Cameroun Et les A?
From @_____Nour on Wed Apr 23 11:04:52 EDT 2014 RT @FatalementGning: Espagne Tunisie Maroc Senegal , des vrai vacances d'ete wllh