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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 TimesTue, 18 Nov 2014 06:56:20 -0800
Senegal Helps Plant a Great Green Wall to Fend Off the Desert

WIDOU THIENGOLY, Senegal ? Old people in Widou Thiengoly say they can remember when there were so many trees that you couldn't see the sky. Now, miles of reddish-brown sand surround this village in northwestern Senegal, dotted with occasional ...   read full story


Publisher: WHAS 11.com (subscription)Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:11:07 -0800
Final group of Kentucky airmen return from Operation United Assistance in ...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS) -- After roughly 7 weeks serving as part of Operation United Assistance in Senegal, more than 60 airmen with the Kentucky Air National Guard have returned home. The final 17 were reunited with their families on Saturday evening.   read full story


Publisher: CU Columbia SpectatorSun, 23 Nov 2014 23:12:05 -0800
Locals say construction of 7-Eleven signals changes in Little Senegal

The construction of a 7-Eleven is the latest sign of change in West Harlem's Little Senegal, a neighborhood known for its high number of West African immigrants. Construction began this month on the convenience store at 116th Street and Frederick ...   read full story


Publisher: AllAfrica.comSun, 23 Nov 2014 23:40:35 -0800
Gambia: Lesbians Flee to Senegal As Gambia Cracks Down On Homosexuality

Dakar ? When 12-year-old Teresa had her first kiss at a party in London with another girl, the young Gambian had no idea how her sexual orientation would make life an everyday struggle when she returned home. Eight years later, she is on the run from ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Bellingham HeraldMon, 24 Nov 2014 10:15:32 -0800
US condemns Gambia's anti-gay law read full story

Senegal Tweets

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From @KLiinaa on Mon Nov 24 20:25:56 EST 2014 RT @diakigobson: Le Sénégal mon pays dakar ma capitale
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From @diakigobson on Mon Nov 24 20:24:37 EST 2014 Le Sénégal mon pays dakar ma capitale
From @widyakusuma98 on Mon Nov 24 20:24:33 EST 2014 RT @WOWFAKTA: Di Senegal, Afrika Barat, ada danau yang berwarna pink alami bernama Danau Retba. http://t.co/J6354IOjHI
From @iiinsyam on Mon Nov 24 20:23:14 EST 2014 RT @WOWFAKTA: Di Senegal, Afrika Barat, ada danau yang berwarna pink alami bernama Danau Retba. http://t.co/J6354IOjHI
From @Dakar902 on Mon Nov 24 20:23:02 EST 2014 It is time to pray Dhur 1:23 at Dakar in Senegal
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