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Complete details about Senegal in Africa with capital city Dakar

Country NameSenegal (Sénégal/Sounougal)
Country CodeSEN
Capital CityDakar
RegionWestern Africa
Independence Year1960
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 NewsThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:36:51 -0700
Senegal's Karim Wade 'to face corruption trial'

A Senegalese court has ruled that Karim Wade, the son of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, should stand trial on corruption charges, an official has said. He was arrested in April 2013 following allegations that he illegally amassed about $1.4bn (£900m ...   read full story

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Publisher: Aljazeera.comThu, 17 Apr 2014 05:11:15 -0700
Former Senegal president's son awaits ruling read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsThu, 17 Apr 2014 06:24:01 -0700
Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption read full story
Publisher: ReutersWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:37:30 -0700
Graft trial of son of Senegal's ex-president to start in June read full story

Publisher: UPI.comThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:03:45 -0700
FAR Ltd. expects oil bonanza offshore Senegal

MELBOURNE, April 17 (UPI) -- Australian energy company FAR Ltd. said Thursday developing offshore reserves in Senegal may open the flood gates for new oil deposits. FAR Ltd. said drilling began at the offshore exploration well, FAN-1, in the deep ...   read full story

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Publisher: PennEnergy (press release)Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:40:11 -0700
Oil exploration drilling begins offshore Senegal read full story
Publisher: Upstream OnlineWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:41:15 -0700
Cairn spuds in Senegal read full story
Publisher: Oil & Gas Technology (blog)Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0700
Cairn-led joint venture spuds exploratory well offshore Senegal read full story

Publisher: ABC NewsMon, 14 Apr 2014 10:48:45 -0700
Senegal to Send Mali 250 More Peacekeeping Troops

Senegal plans to send more peacekeeping troops to neighboring Mali, where international forces are trying to restore stability after jihadi extremists took over the country's north. Senegalese President Macky Sall announced Monday that he would send in ...   read full story

Publisher: Clarksville Leaf ChronicleThu, 17 Apr 2014 18:26:46 -0700
Govs basketball adds players from Senegal, Lithuania

Assane Diop, a 6-8, 230-pound forward who hails from Dakar, Senegal, and played junior college basketball at Cloud Community College in Concordia, Kan., has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at APSU. Meanwhile, the Govs also added a pair of ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @senegal_dakar on Fri Apr 18 01:42:24 EDT 2014 RT @ALseaase: ???????? ?????? ????? ????? (????? ??????? ??????) ???? ????? ??? ??? ????? ?? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? #????_????????_??
From @ksyDaily on Fri Apr 18 01:40:55 EDT 2014 RT @kerthiossane: #Sénégal Appel à cndidature: Atelier Botanique dans le cadre du festival #Afropixel4 #kebetu
From @Badciss on Fri Apr 18 01:39:13 EDT 2014 Bonjour Senegal terre de la musique
From @ozmenyusuf25 on Fri Apr 18 01:36:43 EDT 2014 Bu da Senegal'den,valisinin çocuklar? okula kay?t olurken.. #HakikatDamalalar?""
From @okeabiodune on Fri Apr 18 01:36:18 EDT 2014 Oil exploration drilling begins offshore Senegal
From @docjuli on Fri Apr 18 01:34:59 EDT 2014 $750M expansion to Africa Command needs red-penciling: ? Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, ...
From @Pauline3242 on Fri Apr 18 01:32:31 EDT 2014 RT @DoctorWoWFacts: A natural pink colored lake named 'Lac Rose' actually exists and its located in Senegal, West Africa.
From @gouvsn on Fri Apr 18 01:25:13 EDT 2014 Shulamit Aloni, ex-ministre israelienne explique la combine sioniste #MP #senegal #mimiTouré
From @AuroraTqt on Fri Apr 18 01:24:00 EDT 2014 RT @PhotoIncroyable: Ce lac naturel de couleur rose existe réellement et il est situé au Sénégal, Afrique de l'Ouest.
From @StellarSkelly on Fri Apr 18 01:23:17 EDT 2014 @Search4TGWC yeah dude. He's stuck in Senegal...
From @lesibamothibe on Fri Apr 18 01:22:47 EDT 2014 Gay art show to go on in Senegal - The Art Newspaper
From @BalticNewsinUK on Fri Apr 18 01:22:44 EDT 2014 sharing #suaju Govs basketball adds players from Senegal, Lithuania - Clarksville Leaf Chr.. #lithuania #baltics
From @soodian on Fri Apr 18 01:22:17 EDT 2014 @amliveonsafm @SABCNewsOnline #sabcnews. "Arrest of son of Former president of Senegal". Love for that to happen to the "Untouchables" in SA
From @Pressafrik on Fri Apr 18 01:22:11 EDT 2014 #senegal | Wack LY, ancien député libéral: « Je connais Karim?Si l?Etat fait ce qu?il doit... | #kebetu
From @elifbera15 on Fri Apr 18 01:22:06 EDT 2014 RT @33salihsari: Bu da Senegal'den,valinin çocuklar? okula kay?t olurken.. Üstüne bi de 40 dönüm arazi vermi?.. #RabbimdenDile?im http://t.?