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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: National GeographicFri, 24 Oct 2014 10:22:14 -0700
From Senegal and Nigeria, 4 Lessons on How to Stop Ebola

Senegal is a poverty-stricken nation that borders Guinea, one of the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. More than 1,500 people in Guinea have been infected with the Ebola virus since last December, and more than 900 of ...   read full story

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Publisher: ForbesThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:16:38 -0700
OFFICIAL: The World Health Organization Declares Senegal And Nigeria Free ... read full story
Publisher: Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideThu, 23 Oct 2014 06:07:30 -0700
Ebola outbreak developments for Nigeria and Senegal read full story
Publisher: Family Practice News Digital NetworkThu, 23 Oct 2014 10:48:45 -0700
Nigeria and Senegal now free of Ebola, averting potential urban crisis read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:15:40 -0700
Travel bans issued in reaction to Ebola read full story
Publisher: News24Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:59:53 -0700
New travel bans issued in reaction to Ebola read full story


Publisher: Los Angeles TimesWed, 22 Oct 2014 06:01:02 -0700
Ebola-free: How did Nigeria and Senegal do it?

International health authorities have heralded Nigeria and Senegal as examples of how countries can beat back Ebola. Both nations reacted quickly when the disease that is still ravaging parts of West Africa showed up within their borders by isolating ...   read full story

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Publisher: MashableMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:34 -0700
How Nigeria and Senegal Halted Ebola When Other Countries Failed read full story
Publisher: The IndependentMon, 20 Oct 2014 02:29:25 -0700
Ebola crisis: Nigeria declared Ebola-free three days after Senegal beats virus read full story
Publisher: Daily MailMon, 20 Oct 2014 01:18:50 -0700
WHO declares Nigeria and Senegal Ebola-free zones read full story
Publisher: The Globe and MailSun, 19 Oct 2014 18:34:48 -0700
Ebola: How Nigeria and Senegal stopped the disease 'dead in its tracks' read full story
Publisher: Investorplace.comMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0700
WHO: Nigeria, Senegal Are Free of Ebola read full story
Publisher: News OneMon, 20 Oct 2014 09:18:45 -0700
The World Health Organization Declares Nigeria And Senegal Ebola-Free! read full story


Publisher: New York TimesFri, 17 Oct 2014 14:13:33 -0700
In Conspicuous Success, Senegal Is Declared Ebola-Free

GENEVA ? The World Health Organization declared the West African nation of Senegal to be free of Ebola on Friday, a rare success in dealing with a deadly virus that has rampaged uncontrolled in neighboring countries and prompted alarm around the ...   read full story

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Publisher: World Health Organization (press release)Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700
WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola transmission read full story
Publisher: CNNFri, 17 Oct 2014 07:35:30 -0700
Senegal is free from Ebola, WHO says read full story
Publisher: Washington PostFri, 17 Oct 2014 08:41:48 -0700
Senegal is now Ebola-free, according to the WHO read full story
Publisher: The AtlanticFri, 17 Oct 2014 09:43:55 -0700
Senegal Is Declared Free of Ebola read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsFri, 17 Oct 2014 06:54:30 -0700
UN Health Agency: Ebola Outbreak Over in Senegal read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comFri, 17 Oct 2014 07:33:32 -0700
WHO declares Senegal Ebola-free read full story


Publisher: NPRMon, 20 Oct 2014 01:25:43 -0700
Nigeria Joins Senegal In Gaining 'Ebola-Free' Status

Nigeria has been declared free of Ebola. The all-clear has also been sounded in Senegal. As experts have pointed have pointed out to us in recent days, some other stray traveler could still bring it back, but the Nigerian progress, in particular, is a ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @SylvainTecrent on Sat Oct 25 07:07:43 EDT 2014 @Rowlfg le Sénégal et le Nigeria ont réussi à maîtriser Ebola, donc pas de quoi s'inquiéter.
From @jjSANCHOg on Sat Oct 25 07:06:38 EDT 2014 Mariam Sow (Senegal), en defensa de la tierra http://t.co/682MoeBrNE
From @celine_beuch on Sat Oct 25 07:06:36 EDT 2014 RT @SambaLeFilm: Clin d'oeil d'@OmarSy à @kf1011. Il porte le maillot du Sénégal de Fadiga, aussi attaquant à l'@ajaofficiel http://t.co/0s?
From @WorldNetTimes on Sat Oct 25 07:06:08 EDT 2014 WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000: DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? The number of people? http://t.co/7LQTBJnO3S #Athens
From @Inayatullah26 on Sat Oct 25 07:06:06 EDT 2014 RT @KThomasDC: DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000.
From @canisgallicus on Sat Oct 25 07:06:06 EDT 2014 Significant oil find made off Senegal http://t.co/vDfNhD6Zh4
From @csusbhealth on Sat Oct 25 07:05:24 EDT 2014 CSUSB Health WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000 - DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? The number of people believed sicken... http://t.co/VO8DX4KLB5
From @JulianHart on Sat Oct 25 07:05:21 EDT 2014 WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000 - DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? The number of people believed sickened by Ebola h... http://t.co/CSypHMQYTb
From @ShakWilburg on Sat Oct 25 07:05:17 EDT 2014 BREAKING NEWS! WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000 - DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? The number of people believed sic... http://t.co/bVpbeVgZTS
From @ProspectivGospe on Sat Oct 25 07:05:16 EDT 2014 What's New! WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000 - DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? The number of people believed sicken... http://t.co/cZryizrZzf
From @paaps_78 on Sat Oct 25 07:04:55 EDT 2014 RT @_Chocolalalat: Le Sénégal c'est mieux que la Guinée x10000
From @jjSANCHOg on Sat Oct 25 07:04:44 EDT 2014 "Las actividades rurales, tanto agrícolas como ganaderas, necesitan bosques y reservas. Y la superficie de Senegal ya está ocupada, (...)"
From @newsnyork on Sat Oct 25 07:04:43 EDT 2014 New York Post - scottmoorenyp - DAKAR, Senegal ? The World Health Organization says the number of people believed ... http://t.co/RdsdldXXRv
From @Jackpapecheikh on Sat Oct 25 07:04:27 EDT 2014 RT @Pressafrik: #senegal | Sam Allardyce- West Ham: «Alexandre Song est notre Yaya Touré»: Diafra Sakho et Emre... | #kebetu http://t.co/IL?
From @h0p_ksks on Sat Oct 25 07:04:09 EDT 2014 WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000 - DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? The number of people believed sickened by Ebola h... http://t.co/egYw7wogDR