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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: BBC SportMon, 31 Aug 2015 08:22:30 -0700
Chelsea: Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji set to join from Nantes

Chelsea are set to sign Senegal international Papy Djilobodji from Nantes in a £4m deal. The defender is due for a medical after agreement was reached between the clubs for the transfer of the 26-year-old. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has turned his ...   read full story

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Publisher: Express.co.ukMon, 31 Aug 2015 14:56:15 -0700
Chelsea agree deal for Senegal defender after failing to land Everton's John ... read full story
Publisher: Daily MailMon, 31 Aug 2015 02:41:41 -0700
Chelsea close in on £3m Papy Djilobodji transfer as Jose Mourinho looks to ... read full story
Publisher: Nehanda RadioMon, 31 Aug 2015 08:22:30 -0700
Chelsea set to sign Senegal defender Djilobodji read full story
Publisher: 90minMon, 31 Aug 2015 04:48:45 -0700
Senegal Defender Papy Djilobodji Having Medical at Chelsea read full story
Publisher: SoccerlensMon, 31 Aug 2015 02:28:48 -0700
Chelsea open talks to sign 26-year-old Senegal defender read full story
Publisher: Football-TalkMon, 31 Aug 2015 03:02:55 -0700
Chelsea Transfer News: Blues In Talks To Sign Senegal International read full story


Publisher: Sport24Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:18:45 -0700
Mashaba wants to shake Senegal

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim ?Shakes? Mashaba said there will be nothing friendly about their 2015 Nelson Mandela Challenge against Senegal on September 8. According to the supersport.com website, Bafana play the Teranga Lions in ...   read full story

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Publisher: Independent OnlineMon, 31 Aug 2015 04:48:45 -0700
Bafana to face Senegal in Mandela Chellenge read full story
Publisher: The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:48:45 -0700
South Africa host Senegal in Mandela match read full story
Publisher: Eyewitness NewsMon, 31 Aug 2015 08:42:45 -0700
Bafana to face Senegal in Mandela Challenge read full story
Publisher: KickOff.comMon, 31 Aug 2015 04:03:45 -0700
Bafana to face Senegal in 2015 Nelson Mandela Challenge read full story
Publisher: Goal.comMon, 31 Aug 2015 05:21:34 -0700
Bafana to face Senegal in Nelson Mandela Challenge read full story


Publisher: AllAfrica.comMon, 31 Aug 2015 04:48:45 -0700
Actionaid International the Gambia and Senegal Agree to Strengthen ...

Staff from ActionAid International The Gambia and ActionAid Senegal have agreed to strengthen relationships in order to achieve stronger results in the second phase of the Agro Ecology and Resilience Project. The project is being implemented in both ...   read full story


Publisher: The Splendid TableFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:07:30 -0700
Chef Pierre Thiam: 'Teranga is the word that symbolizes Senegal the best'

Senegal, as you said, is the most western country in Africa. It's on the coast; the Atlantic Ocean is surrounding us. The city where I grew up is a peninsula, so it has lots of seafood. You have to expect the smells of the ocean. You have to expect the ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @Abba_noura on Tue Sep 01 03:51:36 EDT 2015 RT @JMakamba: Chelsea finally signs a defender - and it isn't John Stones. His name is Papiss Mbouba Mbwiwa Abu Fuongo Baba Mison Djilobodj?
From @olciccio on Tue Sep 01 03:50:42 EDT 2015 Si finge un calciatore del Senegal: il Chieti si porta in ritiro un profugo - Italia - Libero... http://t.co/1wn4gTznwv
From @YaayiAawa on Tue Sep 01 03:50:33 EDT 2015 RT @DemeAisha: Quelle belle ode au pays de la Teranga avec ceSuperbe clip de @daarajfamily #Senegal ! A voir ! cc @VisiterlAfrique https:/?
From @ReedBrody on Tue Sep 01 03:50:29 EDT 2015 Pour tout savoir sur #HisseneHabre et son procès qui reprend au Sénégal le 7 septembre https://t.co/tzeMaast3Q Q et R http://t.co/O49myz6MhF
From @imjajere on Tue Sep 01 03:50:27 EDT 2015 RT @JMakamba: Chelsea finally signs a defender - and it isn't John Stones. His name is Papiss Mbouba Mbwiwa Abu Fuongo Baba Mison Djilobodj?
From @Hamxamaikussa on Tue Sep 01 03:48:47 EDT 2015 RT @JMakamba: Chelsea finally signs a defender - and it isn't John Stones. His name is Papiss Mbouba Mbwiwa Abu Fuongo Baba Mison Djilobodj?
From @larp221 on Tue Sep 01 03:48:40 EDT 2015 Rp du Mardi 01 Septembre 2015 - REVUE DE PRESSE DU SENEGAL http://t.co/gZccNV6GBu
From @chainedelespoir on Tue Sep 01 03:48:32 EDT 2015 RT @Melenacuomo: #Sénégal #Dakar @chainedelespoir 15 Juin 2015 ..un moment très émouvant à jamais gravé dans ma mémoire ?#CHU #Fann http://?
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From @IFmadagascar on Tue Sep 01 03:47:52 EDT 2015 http://t.co/OTh3tW7t0V OMAR VICTOR DIOP, invité de Joël Andrianomearisoa dans le cadre du projet #PARLEZ_MOI http://t.co/bCY7rNqtZP
From @g_d_dave on Tue Sep 01 03:47:39 EDT 2015 RT @ncampusconnect: The African Renaissance Monument aka Monument to the African Renaissance is a bronze statute on a hill in Senegal! http?
From @EricCreates on Tue Sep 01 03:47:11 EDT 2015 @jawshuewar Senegal lowkey a very strong side you know
From @ChibuzoUjam on Tue Sep 01 03:46:37 EDT 2015 RT @ncampusconnect: The African Renaissance Monument aka Monument to the African Renaissance is a bronze statute on a hill in Senegal! http?
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From @CindyPoluta on Tue Sep 01 03:46:05 EDT 2015 RT @EWNsport: #Bafana Thulani Hlatshwayo has been withdrawn from the @BafanaBafana squad that will face Mauritania on Saturday and Senegal ?