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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: New York TimesFri, 18 Jul 2014 07:48:45 -0700
36 Hours in Dakar, Senegal

Try Senegal's national dish, thiebou dienn, seasoned fish served with rice in a tomatoey sauce with cabbage, eggplant and carrots. Expect to spend about 6,000 West African CFA, pronounced SAY-fah ($12.70, at 472 CFA to the dollar), for lunch. For a ...   read full story


Publisher: Reuters AfricaMon, 21 Jul 2014 11:56:15 -0700
Senegal's Sonatel net profit rises 6.6 pct in H1 2014

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Senegal telecommunications company Sonatel's net profit rose 6.6 percent to 97.67 billion CFA francs ($201.37 million) in the first six months of 2014, the company said on Monday. Turnover rose to 398.47 billion francs CFA during ...   read full story


Publisher: EthioSportsFri, 18 Jul 2014 16:14:56 -0700
2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team To Visit Senegal

The USA Basketball Men's National Team will visit the African continent for the first time ever and will travel to Dakar, Republic of Senegal, on Aug. 27. The USA Team will conduct a clinic in conjunction with the Senegal Men's National Team for ...   read full story

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Publisher: TVNZThu, 17 Jul 2014 18:07:30 -0700
US men's basketball team plans trip to Senegal read full story
Publisher: The Japan TimesThu, 17 Jul 2014 18:07:30 -0700
U.S. hoops squad plans visit to Senegal read full story


Publisher: Aljazeera.comSun, 06 Jul 2014 19:34:55 -0700
Presidential aide named Senegal's new PM

A close aide to Senegal's president, has been named the country's new prime minister, two days after the resignation of his predecessor Aminata Toure. Mohamed Dionne, 54, will be the third prime minister serving under President Macky Sall, after Toure ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 04 Jul 2014 15:41:31 -0700
Senegal Prime Minister Toure sacked after poor election read full story
Publisher: ReutersSun, 06 Jul 2014 15:28:01 -0700
Technocrat Mohammed Dionne named Senegal's prime minister: state tv read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaSun, 06 Jul 2014 21:17:15 -0700
Dionne Named Senegal's New Prime Minister read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsSun, 06 Jul 2014 18:52:30 -0700
Mohamed Dionne named new Senegal prime minister read full story
Publisher: Press TVFri, 04 Jul 2014 21:45:22 -0700
Senegal PM sacked following local elections defeat read full story
Publisher: News24Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:41:12 -0700
Senegal prime minister sacked read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @fryattstreet on Tue Jul 22 17:22:47 EDT 2014 RT @AncientPics: French African colonial soldiers from Senegal resting during World War One. http://t.co/Onc9Oj91Fi
From @SaraCartagena_ on Tue Jul 22 17:22:46 EDT 2014 RT @Avant_De_Mourir: Voir le lac rose au Sénégal... http://t.co/kr01oS2hRj
From @songue96 on Tue Jul 22 17:22:39 EDT 2014 RT @MiMiiDabo: Je regarde l'enregistrement de "Mod Korite" Putinnn Senegal ils font des Model de MALADE! Tu regardes sa tu bave
From @_Diarri on Tue Jul 22 17:22:27 EDT 2014 partir au Sénégal, grosse villa
From @senegalcampagne on Tue Jul 22 17:20:34 EDT 2014 Guy Looses Scalp After Falling Off Bike http://t.co/Z5V5tqDfUp #IbrahimaFall #senegal
From @leralpointnet on Tue Jul 22 17:20:29 EDT 2014 #senegal | Edition 2014 Opération «Ndogou aux Daaras» de la Fondation Kéba Mbaye: Fidèle à sa... | #dakar http://t.co/TFcnogl0pt
From @leralpointnet on Tue Jul 22 17:20:29 EDT 2014 #senegal | Sketch Ndogou Li du mardi 22 juillet 2014 | #dakar http://t.co/JvkyHYlN6w
From @_dionnamonique on Tue Jul 22 17:20:27 EDT 2014 met a beautiful women from Senegal at the nail salon ? she also studied/ is studying both of my majors too ??
From @Lilouuuux on Tue Jul 22 17:20:10 EDT 2014 RT @SalahShou: Balla Gaye 2 et Mamadou Sakho #Team221 #Senegal http://t.co/TMo9O7mWHm
From @NinaZle on Tue Jul 22 17:20:08 EDT 2014 RT @ZaineBerhoun: J-7 #Senegal #love @stefleur93 ?
From @senegallife on Tue Jul 22 17:20:06 EDT 2014 n0b0dy_0_0 : "Sister's weeding #tbt #nicetimes" http://t.co/8PRdDuMIjO #Dakar #senegal
From @fsassier on Tue Jul 22 17:19:22 EDT 2014 RT @LachaumeG: Orange au Sénégal http://t.co/n4RzDvTB1u
From @KhoumbaBlvNey on Tue Jul 22 17:19:12 EDT 2014 RT @Abdou92izi: @KhoumbaBlvNey drapeau du Sénégal !!
From @koulis93 on Tue Jul 22 17:19:01 EDT 2014 RT @lesxviezvous: Lac Retba au Sénégal. http://t.co/fRK2WrbnZE
From @mhoungbo on Tue Jul 22 17:18:25 EDT 2014 Planet Béninois : Alerte Google : L'Afrique de l'ouest en bref 19H 00 GMT, 22/07/2014 - Gambie, S n gal, Guin ... http://t.co/yUWxm2pLLS