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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: ReliefwebSat, 28 Feb 2015 05:41:15 -0800
Senegal: Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, Emergency Appeal n° MDRSN010 ...

Summary: The outbreak of Ebola virus is still underway in several countries in West Africa. A single imported case from Guinea was reported in Senegal in late August 2014. The Senegalese Red Cross Society (SRCS) got involved in the monitoring of 74 ...   read full story


Publisher: New York TimesFri, 13 Feb 2015 05:30:36 -0800
In Senegal, a Coastal Region Sees a Resurgence

As the low-slung pirogue hummed along the Casamance River in the remote southern portion of Senegal, dolphins accompanied us. I had first spotted them on the overnight ferry from Dakar to Ziguinchor. But here they were within reach, companions who ...   read full story


Publisher: NPR (blog)Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:52:30 -0800
Senegal's Pharmacies Are Much, Much Better Than Your Local Drugstore

"Pharmacies are the lens [through] which I view Senegal," she says. A historian of African medicine at Wellesley College, Patterson explores how Senegalese pharmacies became "the forefront of health care" in her latest book, Pharmacy in Senegal: Gender ...   read full story


Publisher: Zambia Daily MailSat, 28 Feb 2015 16:11:15 -0800
U-20 off to Senegal

THE under-20 national team yesterday left for the Senegal 2015 Africa Youth Championship finals with players confident of winning the title. Vice-captain Spencer Sautu said before departure at Lusaka's Kenneth Kaunda International Airport that nothing ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @senegalbot on Sun Mar 01 22:28:04 EST 2015 RT @NewsInAfrica: Sénégal: CAN U20 « Sénégal 2015 » - Joseph Koto vise une place en demi-finale http://t.co/z2ZQakVml4 #Afrique
From @senegalbot on Sun Mar 01 22:28:03 EST 2015 RT @NewsInAfrica: Sénégal/Cameroun: Coupe CAF - Ngor à quitte ou double face à Unisport de Douala http://t.co/vrV9BAOmwN #Afrique
From @senegalbot on Sun Mar 01 22:28:03 EST 2015 RT @NewsInAfrica: Sénégal: Linguère - Trois enfants meurent dans des incendies http://t.co/OMQpQM3sCJ #Afrique
From @NewsInAfrica on Sun Mar 01 22:27:10 EST 2015 Sénégal: Linguère - Trois enfants meurent dans des incendies http://t.co/OMQpQM3sCJ #Afrique
From @NewsInAfrica on Sun Mar 01 22:27:09 EST 2015 Sénégal/Cameroun: Coupe CAF - Ngor à quitte ou double face à Unisport de Douala http://t.co/vrV9BAOmwN #Afrique
From @NewsInAfrica on Sun Mar 01 22:27:08 EST 2015 Sénégal: CAN U20 « Sénégal 2015 » - Joseph Koto vise une place en demi-finale http://t.co/z2ZQakVml4 #Afrique
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From @senegalbot on Sun Mar 01 22:12:03 EST 2015 RT @randomforecast: It is currently 77F/25C and Clear for Fatick, Senegal. #randomforecast http://t.co/0qCIZf0bxF
From @TwGiggles on Sun Mar 01 22:11:57 EST 2015 RT @GettyReportage: A barbershop in Senegal. Photo: Ana Yturralde. See all this week's #ReportageSpotlight picks http://t.co/JlPkg4bnHX htt?
From @randomforecast on Sun Mar 01 22:10:03 EST 2015 It is currently 77F/25C and Clear for Fatick, Senegal. #randomforecast http://t.co/0qCIZf0bxF
From @senegalbot on Sun Mar 01 22:08:04 EST 2015 RT @CZAFUENTES: Existe un lago natural color rosa llamado 'Lago Retba ", se encuentra en Senegal, África Occidental. http://t.co/0r9OYw1m8y
From @CZAFUENTES on Sun Mar 01 22:06:20 EST 2015 Existe un lago natural color rosa llamado 'Lago Retba ", se encuentra en Senegal, África Occidental. http://t.co/0r9OYw1m8y
From @senegalbot on Sun Mar 01 22:06:03 EST 2015 RT @Senegal__: Welcome to Senegal http://t.co/qmOKNuxrEr #Dakar
From @Senegal__ on Sun Mar 01 22:05:03 EST 2015 Welcome to Senegal http://t.co/qmOKNuxrEr #Dakar
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