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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: Fox NewsFri, 22 Aug 2014 08:11:15 -0700
Senegal blocks Ebola aid flight, imposes travel curbs

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal said on Friday it had blocked a regional U.N. aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola, potentially hampering the emergency response to the epidemic. A number ...   read full story

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Publisher: euronewsSat, 23 Aug 2014 00:51:01 -0700
Senegal suspends air links with three Ebola-affected countries read full story
Publisher: TrustLaw (blog)Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:11:15 -0700
Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight, imposes Ebola travel curbs read full story
Publisher: FirstpostFri, 22 Aug 2014 03:30:00 -0700
Senegal tightens travel restrictions over Ebola fears read full story


Publisher: Fox 59Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:14:48 -0700
Senegal closes its borders with Guinea over Ebola fears

(CNN ? August 22, 2014) ? The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any aircraft and ships traveling to ...   read full story

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Publisher: Deutsche WelleFri, 22 Aug 2014 00:53:12 -0700
Senegal shuts border to Guinea amid Ebola spread read full story
Publisher: SBSThu, 21 Aug 2014 20:27:18 -0700
Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola read full story
Publisher: News24Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0700
Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight read full story
Publisher: spyghana.comFri, 22 Aug 2014 13:15:00 -0700
Senegal takes measures to prevent Ebola; closes borders read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 22 Aug 2014 02:48:35 -0700
Ebola crisis: Senegal defends Guinea border closure

Senegal has defended the closure of its border with Guinea because of the Ebola outbreak, despite warnings that such measures are counterproductive. The World Health Organization (WHO) says travel bans do not work. Also on Friday, the WHO said 142 ...   read full story


Publisher: Kawowo SportsWed, 27 Aug 2014 01:37:56 -0700
CAR U19 1B: Junior Rugby Cranes to clash against Senegal in opener

The Uganda U19 Rugby Cranes team host Senegal in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Under-19 tier 1B tournament at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds today, looking for redemption following their 27-12 loss to the Kenya U19 side in the 2014 Elgon Cup.   read full story

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Publisher: Shanghai Daily (subscription)Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:18:45 -0700
Hosts Uganda beat Senegal to qualify for Africa Rugby Under-19 One B final read full story
Publisher: New VisionWed, 27 Aug 2014 12:41:15 -0700
U19 rugby Cranes into finals read full story
Publisher: NTV UgandaWed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:34 -0700
RUGBY: Uganda, Madagascar to feature in saturday's CAR U-19 tourney read full story

Senegal Tweets

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From @Senenews on Fri Aug 29 03:59:34 EDT 2014 Ligue des champions: Découvrez le calendrier complet des matchs de la 1ère journ? - http://t.co/53uPYa8Sdh #kebetu #team221 #senegal
From @vofnsenegal on Fri Aug 29 03:57:39 EDT 2014 RT @leralpointnet: #senegal | Revue de presse du vendredi 29 août 2014 - Mouhamed Alimou Bâ | #dakar http://t.co/wqJQFcYbkY
From @vofnsenegal on Fri Aug 29 03:57:38 EDT 2014 RT @leralpointnet: #senegal | Journal 07H du vendredi 29 août 2014 (Rfm) | #dakar http://t.co/qQ5Sce181E
From @vofnsenegal on Fri Aug 29 03:57:38 EDT 2014 RT @leralpointnet: #senegal | Mots contre Maux du jeudi 28 Août 2014 - Vie et Bonheur | #dakar http://t.co/tZ7jgGFxrI
From @vofnsenegal on Fri Aug 29 03:57:38 EDT 2014 RT @gouvsn: La presse sénégalaise se focalise sur les assises de l ' éducation http://t.co/6rP5ZSb8nj #MS #senegal #MackySall
From @ndarinfonews on Fri Aug 29 03:57:23 EDT 2014 #Senegal #Ndar | Karim Wade vers le fond: Les plaidoiries et autres répliques de la... | #kebetu #Ndarlocale2014 http://t.co/z03iMFiR5B
From @ndarinfonews on Fri Aug 29 03:52:23 EDT 2014 #Senegal #Ndar | SIDY : ?Macky Sall et son entourage pensent qu?ils peuvent se... | #kebetu #Ndarlocale2014 http://t.co/E0lXwTOgh8
From @ndarinfonews on Fri Aug 29 03:52:23 EDT 2014 #Senegal #Ndar | Lettre ouverte à Mr. Serigne M?Baye Thiam, Ministre de l?Éducation... | #kebetu #Ndarlocale2014 http://t.co/AI3XxUlDye
From @BasketMalien on Fri Aug 29 03:52:05 EDT 2014 1ère Journée ? Groupe A : Le Sénégal commence fort http://t.co/P5DyZRLXRM http://t.co/JsafCrqq6U
From @gouvsn on Fri Aug 29 03:50:24 EDT 2014 Syrie : des dizaines de soldats de l'ONU capturés sur le plateau du Golan http://t.co/RUpN5FYkbM #armees #senegal #AugustinTine
From @gouvsn on Fri Aug 29 03:50:10 EDT 2014 Un tribunal des pairs officiellement installé au Sénégal http://t.co/m0wwTtuF7i #MS #senegal #MackySall
From @gouvsn on Fri Aug 29 03:50:10 EDT 2014 Au Sénégal, Les assises de l'éducation en vedette à la Une des quotidiens http://t.co/JCeBdCQBiq #MS #senegal #MackySall