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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: Prime Minister of Canada (press release)Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:07:30 -0800
PM to attend Francophonie Summit in Senegal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will lead a Canadian delegation to Dakar, Senegal, from November 28 to 30, 2014, to participate in the 15th Francophonie Summit. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Christian Paradis, ...   read full story

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Publisher: Shanghai Daily (subscription)Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0800
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Publisher: Digital JournalTue, 25 Nov 2014 06:15:00 -0800
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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: SaharaReporters.comTue, 25 Nov 2014 05:12:30 -0800
Fatal Accident Claims Two On Dakar Road In Senegal

Two persons during Monday midnight lost their lives to a ghastly motor accident along Sindia express road in Dakar, Senegal. A rescue officer, Abdulkareem Mohammed, who spoke to Saharareporters, said that others who sustained various degrees of ...   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 ...

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

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From @ELMbaye on Wed Nov 26 01:10:10 EST 2014 RT @RFI: Sénégal: les ministres de l?OIF préparent le sommet de la Francophonie http://t.co/m7PaDmHq2w http://t.co/kN2pwaNEof
From @mott_lainey on Wed Nov 26 01:05:45 EST 2014 RT @Waterkeeper: Senegal is home to the city most threatened by sea level rise due to due to climate change in all of Africa. #actnow #forw?
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From @hopitalexpomed on Wed Nov 26 01:04:14 EST 2014 RT @RFI: Sénégal: les ministres de l?OIF préparent le sommet de la Francophonie http://t.co/m7PaDmHq2w http://t.co/kN2pwaNEof
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From @rostantane on Wed Nov 26 01:00:53 EST 2014 Au Sénégal tout le monde avait zéro en dictée ou point l'on a supprimé des épreuves
From @wandinimelinda on Wed Nov 26 01:00:00 EST 2014 RT @WOWPicsOfLife: A natural pink colored lake named 'Lake Retba' actually exists and its located in Senegal, West Africa http://t.co/vd3aF?
From @Liliana_ArroyoM on Wed Nov 26 00:59:30 EST 2014 RT @MelissaBetheil: Bringing the Streets to Politics: Hip-Hop Promotes Openness in Senegal. Awesome work from @Africulturban @OSIWA1 http:/?
From @AfricainLive on Wed Nov 26 00:56:46 EST 2014 Sénégal Web - Togo: Faure Gnassingbé Affirme Son Attachement à La Constitution: Lors d?une visite au Ghana, le... http://t.co/laN1xddkvE
From @lomeinlive on Wed Nov 26 00:56:45 EST 2014 Sénégal Web - Togo: Faure Gnassingbé Affirme Son Attachement à La Constitution: Lors d?une visite au Ghana, le... http://t.co/h0tho9H04z
From @Guirrii93 on Wed Nov 26 00:56:45 EST 2014 Comore Marseille Paname Sénégal c'est le meme tarif
From @lopez_ortega on Wed Nov 26 00:56:27 EST 2014 How do you advance political participation among at-risk youth? In Senegal, the answer has a beat: http://t.co/6dkTImCAjx vía @opensociety
From @OpenSociety on Wed Nov 26 00:52:17 EST 2014 RT @MelissaBetheil: Bringing the Streets to Politics: Hip-Hop Promotes Openness in Senegal. Awesome work from @Africulturban @OSIWA1 http:/?