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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: TheNewsTribune.comMon, 28 Jul 2014 10:16:06 -0700
New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

DAKAR, Senegal ? No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days ...   read full story

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Publisher: MiamiHerald.comMon, 28 Jul 2014 10:15:00 -0700
5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa read full story


Publisher: Wall Street Journal (blog)Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:12:32 -0700
Senegal Jumps on Debt Bandwagon With 10-Year Dollar Bond

Senegal is poised on Wednesday to sell its first dollar bond in a little more than three years, extending the record pace of African bond issuance amid rampant demand for higher-yielding assets. The West African country is set to raise $500 million ...   read full story

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Publisher: Financial TimesWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:03:45 -0700
Senegal bond sale raises $500m read full story
Publisher: BusinessweekWed, 23 Jul 2014 03:43:41 -0700
Senegal Sells Dollar Bond as Emerging-Market Yields Slide read full story
Publisher: ReutersWed, 23 Jul 2014 00:41:15 -0700
Senegal opens books on 10-year bond read full story
Publisher: Reuters AfricaWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:41:15 -0700
Senegal launches US$500m 10-year bond at 6.25% read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 24 Jul 2014 16:14:04 -0700
Thwarting Senegal's cattle rustlers using mobile phones

It remains to be seen if that will continue to be the case. Other changes are being made to dissuade would-be cattle rustlers. The justice department of Senegal has doubled prison sentences for livestock theft to 5-10 years, something farmers have ...   read full story


Publisher: The GuardianThu, 24 Jul 2014 16:26:15 -0700
Central Coast Mariners take Senegal striker Malick Mane on loan

"My attributes are that I work hard for the team, and try and do everything for the team - especially scoring goals," said the 25-year-old, who has a single cap for Senegal. "[Alessandro] Del Piero played in Australia, so I am happy to play my football ...   read full story

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Publisher: Fifa.comThu, 24 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0700
Senegal's Mane signs for Mariners read full story
Publisher: The NewsThu, 24 Jul 2014 19:18:47 -0700
Senegal's Mane signs for Mariners in A-League read full story

Senegal Tweets

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