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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: Yahoo NewsMon, 01 Dec 2014 10:49:49 -0800
In Senegal, women kill own babies due to strict abortion laws

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Strict abortion laws in Senegal are forcing women to seek clandestine abortions and as a last resort kill their own infants, according to a new report by human rights groups. Backstreet abortions and infanticide, ...   read full story

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Publisher: AllAfrica.comTue, 02 Dec 2014 00:18:37 -0800
Senegal: In Senegal, Women Kill Own Babies Due to Strict Abortion Laws read full story
Publisher: International Business Times UKTue, 02 Dec 2014 04:36:15 -0800
Senegal: Women 'strangle or throw babies in septic tank' as abortion laws too ... read full story
Publisher: The NewsTue, 02 Dec 2014 00:15:00 -0800
In Senegal, unwanted babies fed to wild animals read full story


Publisher: AlgemeinerMon, 15 Dec 2014 04:38:17 -0800
Israeli Embassy Inaugurates Farm in Senegal as Part of Fight Against Poverty ...

An initiative of the Israeli embassy in Senegal recently led to the inauguration of a drip-irrigated vegetable farm in the city of Fatick. Managed by a group of Senegalese women, the farm plot was established following a request made by the First Lady ...   read full story

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Publisher: Jspace NewsMon, 15 Dec 2014 09:03:03 -0800
Israel Fights Poverty in Africa, Embassy Inaugurates Farm in Senegal read full story


Publisher: Prime Minister of Canada (press release)Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:15:56 -0800
PM concludes successful Francophonie Summit in Dakar, Senegal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today concluded a successful three-day visit to Dakar, Senegal, where he led Canada's delegation to the 15th Summit of La Francophonie from November 28 to 30, 2014. During the Summit's opening ceremony, the Prime ...   read full story

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Publisher: Huffington Post CanadaFri, 28 Nov 2014 14:03:22 -0800
Harper Announces $500 Million In Vaccination Aid In Senegal read full story
Publisher: Toronto StarFri, 28 Nov 2014 08:05:10 -0800
Stephen Harper announces $500 million in global vaccination aid read full story
Publisher: CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsSun, 30 Nov 2014 14:32:29 -0800
Harper commits $150M in aid for moms, children during Senegal visit read full story


Publisher: StarAfrica.comFri, 19 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0800
Senegal's UEMOA imports for October drop

Senegal's imports of goods from UEMOA countries have dropped by CFA 100 million (about US$200,000) in October 2014, APA can report on Friday from the Directorate of Forecast and Economic Analysis (DPEE).These imports are estimated at CFA 7.4 ...   read full story

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