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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: MashableMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:34 -0700
How Nigeria and Senegal Halted Ebola When Other Countries Failed

Experts told Mashable that the lessons from the outbreak in Nigeria and Senegal can't be readily applied to the poorer states at the center of this event, largely because of the disparity in available resources, but that they demonstrate to countries ...   read full story

Related news/stories

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: HumanosphereTue, 21 Oct 2014 08:27:02 -0700
Nigeria and Senegal beat back Ebola, yet Americans increasingly fearful 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: Investorplace.comMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0700
WHO: Nigeria, Senegal Are Free of Ebola 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


Publisher: MashableMon, 20 Oct 2014 04:26:15 -0700
Nigeria and Senegal Free of Ebola Virus

On Friday, WHO officials declared that the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Senegal was over. In a statement, the WHO said that Senegal's response was "a good example of what to do when faced with an imported case of Ebola." "The government's response ...   read full story


Publisher: Department of DefenseMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:45:00 -0700
Soldiers Leave Senegal for Liberia to Support United Assistance

DAKAR, Senegal, Oct. 20, 2014 ? The commander of the 101st Airborne Division and more than 30 of his troops departed from Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport here yesterday en route to Liberia, where they will join hundreds of U.S. service ...   read full story

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From @TomFlowers on Tue Oct 21 23:06:17 EDT 2014 RT @MilitaryTimes: U.S. troops board a C-17 in Dakar, Senegal en route to Liberia. More Frontline Photos: http://t.co/PzP5QyPOtG http://t.?
From @Jmoon901 on Tue Oct 21 23:03:02 EDT 2014 RT @MilitaryTimes: U.S. troops board a C-17 in Dakar, Senegal en route to Liberia. More Frontline Photos: http://t.co/PzP5QyPOtG http://t.?
From @SmillingHK on Tue Oct 21 23:01:51 EDT 2014 RT @MilitaryTimes: U.S. troops board a C-17 in Dakar, Senegal en route to Liberia. More Frontline Photos: http://t.co/PzP5QyPOtG http://t.?
From @historicalfactz on Tue Oct 21 23:01:03 EDT 2014 Apr 4 1960- France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan
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From @TrotAlex on Tue Oct 21 23:00:36 EDT 2014 RT @MilitaryTimes: U.S. troops board a C-17 in Dakar, Senegal en route to Liberia. More Frontline Photos: http://t.co/PzP5QyPOtG http://t.?
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