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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: BloombergMon, 30 Mar 2015 20:08:32 -0700
Senegal to Target Illegal Fishing That Costs 2% of Economy

(Bloomberg) -- Senegal will submit a new code that includes higher fines for illegal fishing by June. The government will be able to impose penalties that are larger than the record $1.2 million levied on a Russian boat last year, Minister of Fisheries ...   read full story


Publisher: Waikato TimesTue, 31 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0700
Senegal, Mali to play at Waikato Stadium

Senegal and Mali will bring African footballing flair to Waikato Stadium this year as the countdown continues to the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The two West African nations have been confirmed for games in Hamilton, following the African qualifying ...   read full story


Publisher: World Bank GroupMon, 30 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0700
Senegal Participates in International Student Assessment to Evaluate Education ...

Senegal is one of only two sub-Saharan countries to participate in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment. This assessment will help the country evaluate student ...   read full story


Publisher: BBC SportSun, 29 Mar 2015 04:15:00 -0700
Konate brace gives Senegal victory over Ghana in friendly

Moussa Konate scored twice after coming on as a second-half substitute to lead Senegal to a 2-1 triumph over Ghana in a friendly on Saturday. The Swiss-based striker was on target in the 67th minute, having replaced the recalled Demba Ba who had struck ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: SuperSportFri, 27 Mar 2015 21:18:45 -0700
Big Match Preview: Ghana v Senegal read full story
Publisher: Goal.comFri, 27 Mar 2015 06:41:15 -0700
Ghana-Senegal Preview: Black Stars and Teranga Lions set for another ... read full story
Publisher: EurosportSat, 28 Mar 2015 15:18:45 -0700
Konate double gives Senegal victory over Ghana read full story
Publisher: GhanaWebSat, 28 Mar 2015 12:57:26 -0700
Ghana falls to Senegal in friendly read full story
Publisher: AllSports.com.ghSat, 28 Mar 2015 11:28:43 -0700
LIVE: Ghana v Senegal read full story
Publisher: GhanasoccernetSat, 28 Mar 2015 12:56:07 -0700
LIVE UPDATE: Ghana 1-2 Senegal International friendly read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @MrPapiKeita on Wed Apr 01 03:59:17 EDT 2015 RT @lethoswaveyyy: Give me 5 more years ima move to Senegal
From @SocialNetLink on Wed Apr 01 03:58:25 EDT 2015 Fin des Tests de la 4G au Sénégal : La Sonatel en ligne de Mire #Kebetu #Senegal http://t.co/07JDf09hte
From @senegalbot on Wed Apr 01 03:58:03 EDT 2015 RT @alf_fade_in: "A-23 : il y a 3 personnes devant vous" #visa (@ Consulat Du Sénégal) https://t.co/IEPCFziRIJ
From @senegalbot on Wed Apr 01 03:58:03 EDT 2015 RT @Hakanazar: Senegal'dan Esenyurt'ta Dostluk Köprüsü..... http://t.co/cvd9xM3463
From @vofnsenegal on Wed Apr 01 03:57:46 EDT 2015 RT @leralpointnet: #senegal | Devant la barre hier: Massaly et Demba Dang lachés par les libéraux: Habitués à dire ?la... | #dakar http://t?
From @MenSauveur on Wed Apr 01 03:57:34 EDT 2015 RT @Dame_Rouge: .@afpfr - Barque coulée au milieu du lac Rose au #Sénégal http://t.co/7g5HEP4SU6
From @senegalbot on Wed Apr 01 03:56:03 EDT 2015 RT @SocialNetLink: Fin des Tests de la 4g au Sénégal : La Sonatel en ligne de Mire: Les tests de la 4G ont pris fin hier au Sénég... http:/?
From @Hakanazar on Wed Apr 01 03:56:02 EDT 2015 Senegal'dan Esenyurt'ta Dostluk Köprüsü..... http://t.co/cvd9xM3463
From @alf_fade_in on Wed Apr 01 03:55:58 EDT 2015 "A-23 : il y a 3 personnes devant vous" #visa (@ Consulat Du Sénégal) https://t.co/IEPCFziRIJ
From @SocialNetLink on Wed Apr 01 03:54:41 EDT 2015 Fin des Tests de la 4g au Sénégal : La Sonatel en ligne de Mire: Les tests de la 4G ont pris fin hier au Sénég... http://t.co/gZyj65YmiJ
From @GxldNiggaW on Wed Apr 01 03:53:05 EDT 2015 RT @LouisBaltimore: Imagine sur Wikipédia ta 1ère sélection avec Les Lions de La Teranga c'est Le Havre - Sénégal
From @senegalbot on Wed Apr 01 03:52:04 EDT 2015 RT @vanderMeijdenEM: leaving to Senegal in 3 days ????
From @senegalbot on Wed Apr 01 03:52:04 EDT 2015 RT @leralpointnet: #senegal | Devant la barre hier: Massaly et Demba Dang lachés par les libéraux: Habitués à dire ?la... | #dakar http://t?
From @leralpointnet on Wed Apr 01 03:51:27 EDT 2015 #senegal | Devant la barre hier: Massaly et Demba Dang lachés par les libéraux: Habitués à dire ?la... | #dakar http://t.co/8ImeSB5Hdd
From @vanderMeijdenEM on Wed Apr 01 03:51:20 EDT 2015 leaving to Senegal in 3 days ????