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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: The GuardianTue, 27 Jan 2015 14:33:41 -0800
Nabil Bentaleb leads Algeria into last eight with stunner against Senegal

Algeria clinched a place in the last eight at the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 win over Senegal that eliminated their opponents in their Group C match on Tuesday. A superb late Nabil Bentaleb goal wrapped up the victory after an early Riyad Mahrez ...   read full story

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Publisher: Daily MailTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:58:55 -0800
Senegal 0-2 Algeria AFCON 2015: Leicester' Riyad Mahrez and Spurs star Nabil ... read full story
Publisher: Goal.comTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:55:04 -0800
Senegal 0-2 Algeria: Bentaleb and Mahrez secure top spot for Gourcuff's men read full story
Publisher: SuperSportTue, 27 Jan 2015 00:48:45 -0800
Algeria to ring changes for Senegal clash read full story
Publisher: International Business Times, India EditionTue, 27 Jan 2015 07:56:15 -0800
Watch 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Live: Senegal vs Algeria Live Streaming ... read full story
Publisher: EurosportTue, 27 Jan 2015 12:11:33 -0800
Algeria beat Senegal to progress to last eight read full story
Publisher: ReutersTue, 27 Jan 2015 12:39:12 -0800
Algeria eliminate Senegal to reach quarter-finals read full story


Publisher: Daily MailWed, 28 Jan 2015 02:14:23 -0800
Defiant West Ham co-owner David Sullivan hits back at Senegal complaint to ...

West Ham are not worried about any potential FIFA ramifications in their ongoing feud with Senegal over the availability of Diafra Sakho. The striker pulled out of competing in the African Cup of Nations earlier this month on medical advice after ...   read full story

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Publisher: Evening StandardWed, 28 Jan 2015 04:22:30 -0800
West Ham defiant over Diafra Sakho after Senegal complaint read full story
Publisher: Daily StarWed, 28 Jan 2015 14:30:00 -0800
West Ham BLAST Senegal after Hammers are reported to FIFA over Diafra Sakho read full story
Publisher: Mirror.co.ukWed, 28 Jan 2015 07:45:00 -0800
West Ham deny any wrongdoing over Diafra Sakho injury row as Senegal lodge ... read full story
Publisher: 90minWed, 28 Jan 2015 01:46:42 -0800
West Ham and Diafra Sakho Face FIFA Sanctions After Formal Senegal Complaint read full story
Publisher: Tribal FootballTue, 27 Jan 2015 23:07:30 -0800
Senegal FA threaten FIFA ban for West Ham striker Sakho read full story
Publisher: Sportal.com.auWed, 28 Jan 2015 05:18:45 -0800
Sullivan hits back in Sakho row read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 26 Jan 2015 07:34:21 -0800
Riyad Mahrez (left) scored the opener for Algeria

On 53 minutes Senegal introduced substitute Papiss Cisse - the first participation at the tournament for the Newcastle forward - and his impact was almost immediate Mame Biram Diouf cut a ball back into box and it was just cleared off Cisse's toe as he ...   read full story

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Publisher: AllAfrica.comTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:15 -0800
Algeria Win to Advance At Senegal's Expense read full story
Publisher: Al-BawabaWed, 28 Jan 2015 03:15:00 -0800
Bougherra the man behind Algeria's solid defence read full story


Publisher: EurosportFri, 23 Jan 2015 17:23:33 -0800
LIVE Senegal - Algeria - African Cup of Nations Football - 27 January 2015

It ends Senegal 0-2 Algeria, and the Desert Warriors go through to the last eight as runners-up to Ghana in Group C. 90+3'. Taider goes towards goal but his optimistic effort from 30 yards goes well wide of Coundoul's goal. 90+2'. Senegal win a corner ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @AkezaNana on Thu Jan 29 03:10:59 EST 2015 RT @GMORwanda: @GMORwanda was so pleased to receive the Pres. of the National Gender Observatory of Senegal Mrs Fatou Diop,yesterday http:/?
From @nwdents on Thu Jan 29 03:10:05 EST 2015 RT @AfrFootballShop: AFS Sources: Senegal striker Dame Ndoye is on the verge or signing for Hull City after they agreed terms with L. Mosco?
From @senegalbot on Thu Jan 29 03:10:04 EST 2015 RT @kepaarnews: DEFAITE DU SENEGAL CONTRE L?ALGERIE (0-2) Christian Gourcuff raconte comment il a secoué le... http://t.co/M0PhdKqMt5 http:?
From @senegalbot on Thu Jan 29 03:10:04 EST 2015 RT @Pressafrik: #senegal | Rwanda: deux nouveaux génocidaires présumés jugés à Paris: Pascal Simbikangwa fût le... | #kebetu http://t.co/in?
From @senegalbot on Thu Jan 29 03:10:03 EST 2015 RT @WestHamApp: West Ham owner David Sullivan hits back at Senegal over Diafra Sakho injury suspicions that saw the striker miss... http://?
From @Tarik_Chipster on Thu Jan 29 03:09:35 EST 2015 RT @IneesLch: ?@LaPiraterie__: Le Sénégal va gifler l'Algérie retenez bien ce tweet? mdr
From @IADASenegal on Thu Jan 29 03:09:34 EST 2015 RT @CooperacioVic: Formant en tècniques de construcció i de gestió. #AulaOberta d'Arquitectes @COACOsona a Diatock, #Senegal http://t.co/TW?
From @WestHamApp on Thu Jan 29 03:09:33 EST 2015 West Ham owner David Sullivan hits back at Senegal over Diafra Sakho injury suspicions that saw the striker miss... http://t.co/CnFGA6sIw3
From @RwandaGender on Thu Jan 29 03:09:25 EST 2015 RT @GMORwanda: @GMORwanda was so pleased to receive the Pres. of the National Gender Observatory of Senegal Mrs Fatou Diop,yesterday http:/?
From @Pressafrik on Thu Jan 29 03:09:08 EST 2015 #senegal | Rwanda: deux nouveaux génocidaires présumés jugés à Paris: Pascal Simbikangwa fût le... | #kebetu http://t.co/ine6iUdQ9D
From @vofnsenegal on Thu Jan 29 03:08:26 EST 2015 RT @Pressafrik: #senegal | Burundi: rencontre avec le journaliste Bob Rugurika dans sa prison: Au Burundi, cela fait... | #kebetu http://t.?
From @kepaarnews on Thu Jan 29 03:08:14 EST 2015 DEFAITE DU SENEGAL CONTRE L?ALGERIE (0-2) Christian Gourcuff raconte comment il a secoué le... http://t.co/M0PhdKqMt5 http://t.co/TeLx5Y7Mwy
From @R2Pindex on Thu Jan 29 03:08:08 EST 2015 @R2Pindex ---> Sénégal : Karim Wade et l'affaire du compte bancaire de Singapour: C'est la... http://t.co/BpGxEz4yyx #Afrique #Politique
From @INFOSISSA on Thu Jan 29 03:08:07 EST 2015 Sénégal : Karim Wade et l'affaire du compte bancaire de Singapour: C'est la pi�ce ma�tresse de l'accusatio... http://t.co/sdgdUgB7ao
From @DTNBotswana on Thu Jan 29 03:08:06 EST 2015 DTN Botswana: Sénégal : Karim Wade et l'affaire du compte bancaire de Singapour: C'est la pi�ce ma�tresse ... http://t.co/yWa4jBt35H