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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: Freedom NewspaperThu, 28 Apr 2016 19:59:33 -0700
Gambia: Breaking News: A Stranger In Senegal; After Thirty Eight Years Of Not ...

Abdoulie Jobe, is a Gambian British political activist. He is currently visiting Dakar, Senegal, after thirty eight years of not visiting the French speaking nation. Mr. Jobe is a complete stranger in Senegal. ABDOULIE JOBE EDITED 2 He left Camden ...   read full story


Publisher: Daily MailSat, 30 Apr 2016 22:57:12 -0700
Senegal, Mauritania bet on oil and gas in perilous climate

While petro-states reel from plunging oil prices and gas producers brace for American exports to hit the market, two west African nations are forging ahead with potentially massive extraction projects others might fear to touch. Energy firms say ...   read full story


Publisher: The News HubSun, 01 May 2016 09:07:30 -0700
Senegal - Gambia frontier closed over tax dispute

Senegal - Gambia frontier closed over tax dispute. Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh increase Jammeh increase the levy by a 1000 percent from $7 to $700 Dollars for crossing. News Politics 01 May 2016, 16:56 GMT Report. Edit ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Freedom NewspaperThu, 28 Apr 2016 12:41:15 -0700
Gambia: Gambians React To Senegal's Efforts To Eradicate Marijuana Fields In ... read full story


Publisher: Mail & Guardian AfricaSun, 01 May 2016 04:03:05 -0700
As petro-states reel, Senegal, Mauritania bet on oil and gas in troubled times

WHILE petro-states reel from plunging oil prices and gas producers brace for American exports to hit the market, two west African nations are forging ahead with potentially massive extraction projects others might fear to touch. Energy firms say ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @Brunsssss_ on Sun May 01 23:33:54 EDT 2016 RT @pefabiodemelo: Breve resumo sobre a mudança climática a que fomos submetidos. Ontem estávamos no Senegal, hoje estamos no Polo Ártico.
From @Assis_Thaisa on Sun May 01 23:33:15 EDT 2016 Mas será q posso comentar q tá frio? Vai q tem alguém viajando pro Senegal e não sabe ainda vai achar q é spoiler
From @seyeabimbola on Sun May 01 23:31:32 EDT 2016 RT @AfricasaCountry: Michael Jackson. Dakar, Senegal. 1975 https://t.co/RjCEcwiwte
From @Jamie_Senegal on Sun May 01 23:30:31 EDT 2016 ?? @ The Sanctuary https://t.co/qXMjWeuEMx
From @thiamm on Sun May 01 23:30:12 EDT 2016 RT @AfricasaCountry: Michael Jackson. Dakar, Senegal. 1975 https://t.co/RjCEcwiwte
From @senegalbot on Sun May 01 23:30:02 EDT 2016 RT @lesliepkoroma: Rwanda to face Senegal in friendly on May 28... https://t.co/L4j7JvpBLS
From @senegalbot on Sun May 01 23:30:02 EDT 2016 RT @atelierashley: @atelierashley and like???? this book written by a senegal woman uses "la femme blanche" et "la femme noire" from like 3?
From @gchelwa on Sun May 01 23:29:21 EDT 2016 RT @AfricasaCountry: Michael Jackson. Dakar, Senegal. 1975 https://t.co/RjCEcwiwte
From @kmd_pro on Sun May 01 23:28:15 EDT 2016 RT @ChimNdir: Senegal Pauvreté moy sougn President pcq mofi dak diokhé emplois: mendicité, prostitution, agression et j'en passe.
From @ethiobella on Sun May 01 23:27:10 EDT 2016 RT @AfricasaCountry: Michael Jackson. Dakar, Senegal. 1975 https://t.co/RjCEcwiwte
From @mbayeaziz on Sun May 01 23:25:04 EDT 2016 RT @consultinginvst: @mbayeaziz merci de votre soutien pour le maroc vive le maroc et vive le senegal
From @HistTeacher1453 on Sun May 01 23:23:08 EDT 2016 RT @AfricasaCountry: Michael Jackson. Dakar, Senegal. 1975 https://t.co/RjCEcwiwte
From @atelierashley on Sun May 01 23:22:00 EDT 2016 @atelierashley and like???? this book written by a senegal woman uses "la femme blanche" et "la femme noire" from like 30 years ago
From @TweetRwanda on Sun May 01 23:21:39 EDT 2016 RT @lesliepkoroma: Rwanda to face Senegal in friendly on May 28... https://t.co/L4j7JvpBLS
From @lesliepkoroma on Sun May 01 23:15:44 EDT 2016 Rwanda to face Senegal in friendly on May 28... https://t.co/L4j7JvpBLS