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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: MassLive.comMon, 25 May 2015 13:11:57 -0700
Amherst Regional African Scholars back to fundraising for February trip to ...

Ten students and three teachers from Senegal were part of an exchange at Amherst Regional High School in Amherst. High School students hope to visit Senegal and Gambia as part of the exchange in February. They are having a fundraiser June 12.   read full story


Publisher: Morocco World NewsMon, 25 May 2015 13:37:30 -0700
Morocco, Senegal Sign Fifteen Economic Partnership Agreements

An agreement between Morocco's Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) and the State of Senegal, on raising funds on the financial market of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) of up to 30 billion CFA francs. It was signed by ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: AllAfrica.comSun, 24 May 2015 16:26:15 -0700
HM King Mohammed Vi Arrives in Saint Louis, Northern Senegal read full story


Publisher: TIMEWed, 20 May 2015 09:36:15 -0700
A Fighting Chance: Wrestling Out of Poverty in Senegal

In Senegal, with record high 48% unemployment in 2014, winning a wrestling fight can be a ticket out of poverty for some. Traditional West African lutte, or lamb wrestling, has become an integral part of the Senegalese culture in the last couple of ...   read full story


Publisher: GhanaWebFri, 22 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700
Senegal U-20 team denied Austrian visas

The Senegal football federation announced on Friday that the under-20 team have been denied entry visas to Austria, where the group had scheduled a preparatory tour ahead of the Under-20 Fifa World Cup in New Zealand. The body said 21 players and ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

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From @terranova60 on Mon May 25 23:19:43 EDT 2015 RT @JOSEERRAZURIZSC: Esto es lo q pasa en cualquier país con enriquecimiento ilícito como el de los BACHELET http://t.co/OZzAfK7Yrt
From @senegalbot on Mon May 25 23:18:02 EDT 2015 RT @DesdelAtlantico: La visita del rey Mohamed VI en Senegal terminó en pleno fiasco http://t.co/YKjOjAZWDR
From @DesdelAtlantico on Mon May 25 23:17:37 EDT 2015 La visita del rey Mohamed VI en Senegal terminó en pleno fiasco http://t.co/YKjOjAZWDR
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From @senegalbot on Mon May 25 23:06:02 EDT 2015 RT @Ferrnanda: Bajo consumo de leche per cápita en: Vietnam, Senegal, la mayoría de África central y la mayor parte de Asia oriental y sudo?
From @Ferrnanda on Mon May 25 23:05:10 EDT 2015 Bajo consumo de leche per cápita en: Vietnam, Senegal, la mayoría de África central y la mayor parte de Asia oriental y sudoriental.
From @mmacdo576 on Mon May 25 23:02:02 EDT 2015 RT @JOSEERRAZURIZSC: Esto es lo q pasa en cualquier país con enriquecimiento ilícito como el de los BACHELET http://t.co/OZzAfK7Yrt
From @nonsavapas on Mon May 25 23:01:01 EDT 2015 @senegalbot RT @senegal_221 prends une tisane ÇA VA t aider #teammorphee#
From @senegalbot on Mon May 25 23:00:03 EDT 2015 RT @FootEurope1: #SENEGAL CLASSEMENT 21e journée 1.#StadeMbour 36 pts 2.#Ouakam 33 pts 3.#Douanes... http://t.co/K?
From @CNECHIMBORAZO on Mon May 25 22:58:51 EDT 2015 RT @cnegobec: #CNE recibió a delegación de Senegal para fomentar interculturalidad y plurinacionalidad http://t.co/BCGo3VVrJ8 http://t.co/b?
From @DeysiJimenezV on Mon May 25 22:58:40 EDT 2015 RT @PresidenciaCNE: #CNE recibió a delegación de Senegal para fomentar interculturalidad y plurinacionalidad http://t.co/sfXsMRabln http://?