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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: TIMEMon, 20 Apr 2015 17:52:05 -0700
One Migrant's Harrowing Journey From Senegal to Italy

?Even now I have a problem in my head,? he told TIME on Monday, recounting a traumatic four-month trip from his home in Senegal into Fortress Europe. ?I cannot sleep,? he says, speaking by phone from an immigrant center in Rome, where he is now ...   read full story


Publisher: New York TimesMon, 20 Apr 2015 19:09:22 -0700
Senegal: Students Are Forced to Beg

Tens of thousands of children in Senegal are being exploited by Quranic teachers who force them to beg in the streets, Human Rights Watch said Monday, blaming the government for failing to carry out a 2005 law aimed at stopping the trafficking of ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Human Rights WatchMon, 20 Apr 2015 03:07:30 -0700
Senegal: Decade of Abuse in Quranic Schools read full story
Publisher: ReutersMon, 20 Apr 2015 11:33:45 -0700
Thousands of children exploited in Senegal - HRW read full story
Publisher: WRAL.comMon, 20 Apr 2015 11:36:32 -0700
Child beggars still rampant in Senegal despite laws read full story
Publisher: News24Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:57:05 -0700
Senegal marabouts force boys to beg read full story


Publisher: NPRSat, 25 Apr 2015 04:03:45 -0700
Rap City: Sweat, Hope & Hip-Hop In Dakar

This is the hip-hop scene on the outskirts of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Hip-hop culture was born in the south Bronx but has spread around the world. And everywhere it goes, hip-hop is a way for young people to say what's on their mind. There's ...   read full story


Publisher: Financial TimesTue, 21 Apr 2015 08:54:44 -0700
A breadwinner from Senegal masters the crusty Paris baguette

The best baguette in Paris can officially be found at Le Grenier à Pain, a bakery in Montmartre, the hilly area that was once a refuge for Impressionists. The bread's crust is deep gold and crisp; its inside, riddled with irregular holes, melts without ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

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From @vofnsenegal on Sun Apr 26 20:10:20 EDT 2015 Feathered and Free Forum The Senegal parrot (Poicephalus senegalus) is a Poicephalus parrot which is a resident... http://t.co/GfTGfdo3rn
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From @senegalbot on Sun Apr 26 20:10:03 EDT 2015 RT @Senegal__: Hotel de la Poste in Saint Louis, Senegal http://t.co/FlCr16qKfO #hotels
From @laurahay91 on Sun Apr 26 20:08:20 EDT 2015 RT @deedadocs: #TALIBE: The Least Favored Children of Senegal Watch #TRAILER https://t.co/CaOwbrsxIG GET INVOLVED http://t.co/MYB3o7Iqf0 #I?
From @senegalbot on Sun Apr 26 20:08:03 EDT 2015 RT @KCarterWhite314: Photoset: 5centsapound: Xavier Guardans: Senegal http://t.co/X8slPys60I
From @senegalbot on Sun Apr 26 20:08:03 EDT 2015 RT @dakaractu: Tournoi TNT : les images du face-à-face à Saint-Louis - Ama Baldé/Tapha Tine et Gouye Gui/Zoss | #Sénégal #Kebetu http://t.c?
From @Senegal__ on Sun Apr 26 20:08:00 EDT 2015 Hotel de la Poste in Saint Louis, Senegal http://t.co/FlCr16qKfO #hotels
From @laurahay91 on Sun Apr 26 20:07:59 EDT 2015 RT @deedadocs: Thanks @sfchronicle for helping shed light on the #TALIBE issue! http://t.co/d5ELYyrqYD #IAmTalibe #ChildrensRights #Senegal
From @dakaractu on Sun Apr 26 20:07:01 EDT 2015 Tournoi TNT : les images du face-à-face à Saint-Louis - Ama Baldé/Tapha Tine et Gouye Gui/Zoss | #Sénégal #Kebetu http://t.co/aNMgmpNB7y
From @SevdaKatre on Sun Apr 26 20:06:40 EDT 2015 RT @ahmetsariguzel: Türkçe Olimpiyatlar? Bat? Afrika'y? co?turdu Bu da SENEGAL/Katar Dil ve Kültür Festivali.. http://t.co/xXVkymZV4i
From @KCarterWhite314 on Sun Apr 26 20:06:05 EDT 2015 Photoset: 5centsapound: Xavier Guardans: Senegal http://t.co/X8slPys60I
From @cheikh_X on Sun Apr 26 20:05:46 EDT 2015 RT @franclne: Pourquoi @macky_sall tient tant à envoyer nos soldats se battre au Yémen pour l'Arabie Saoudite ? #Sénégal