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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: Roll Call (blog)Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:28:32 -0700
Senegal Represents at Phillips Collection

?The idea of doing this work here ? opens people's minds to the fact that there are artists in Senegal,? said Muhsana Ali, an artist who has lived in Senegal for 13 years, though was born in the United States. ?In general, people don't know a lot ...   read full story


Publisher: Opelousas Daily WorldMon, 27 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0700
Senegal wants to be Louisiana's next senator

But Senegal, who is running as a Democrat, is not alone in that regard. Democratic challengers Wayne Ables and William P. Waymire Jr., Republican challenger Thomas Clements and Libertarian Brannon Lee McMorris have not gotten debate invitations ...   read full story

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Publisher: MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:22:30 -0700
Val Senegal Mounts Longshot Campaign for Senate read full story


Publisher: TIMETue, 28 Oct 2014 01:04:08 -0700
2 Kids from Senegal Were Beaten Up in NYC by Classmates Yelling 'Ebola'

WABC News reports that the African Advisory Council and the children's father told reporters that the two boys, who were born in the U.S. but returned from Senegal about a month ago, were assaulted during lunchtime on Friday at a public school in the ...   read full story

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Publisher: GothamistMon, 27 Oct 2014 12:26:44 -0700
Bronx Bullies Yelling "Ebola" Allegedly Beat Students From Senegal read full story
Publisher: DNAinfoMon, 27 Oct 2014 13:09:08 -0700
Bronx Boys from Senegal Beaten and Called 'Ebola,' Dad Says read full story
Publisher: WABC-TVMon, 27 Oct 2014 13:25:52 -0700
Bronx kids from Senegal among those bullied due to Ebola virus scare read full story
Publisher: fox6now.comTue, 28 Oct 2014 16:48:05 -0700
?They were made fun of:? Father says back from Senegal, sons beaten, bullied ... read full story
Publisher: CBS LocalMon, 27 Oct 2014 12:32:22 -0700
NYC Leaders Say African Children Bullied At School In Wake Of Ebola Scare read full story
Publisher: Headlines & Global NewsTue, 28 Oct 2014 09:07:30 -0700
Ebola Outbreak: Senegal Preteens Beat Up In U.S. School Over Virus Scare read full story


Publisher: JollofnewsThu, 30 Oct 2014 18:39:32 -0700
Senegal's Child Beggars On Increase

Child begging is seemingly becoming an insurmountable problem in Senegal as children come from across the border from Guinea Bissau, neighbouring Gambia and Mali to Senegal as the country is a source, transit, and destination country for children ...   read full story

Senegal Tweets

From @CallmeHawa on Fri Oct 31 20:55:39 EDT 2014 L'année prochaine j'ai trop envie d'aller au senegal
From @Panamienne_75 on Fri Oct 31 20:55:30 EDT 2014 RT @AawaEnshantee: Le Sénégal ses archi beau cherchez pas
From @TV__agent on Fri Oct 31 20:55:21 EDT 2014 Meet The Hulking Young Stars Of Senegal -- Male Professional Wrestlers http://t.co/aY199Nq5oF #tv
From @RealAfricanStar on Fri Oct 31 20:55:17 EDT 2014 ???? #african#Nigeria#naija#congo#southafrica#ghana#senegal#Cameroon#africans#afrobeats#afrobeat#eu? http://t.co/OSsT6VDR1K
From @AmyroseCs on Fri Oct 31 20:55:14 EDT 2014 RT @AhmadLucas7: WAllah Sénégal c'est trop un pays ou tu va te mettre trop Bien c'est Hella Beau pays. Fier d'être Senegalais wallah.
From @AmyroseCs on Fri Oct 31 20:55:09 EDT 2014 RT @Adjaa94: Au Sénégal y Faiit archii beau ptn !!! Et moi j'suiis en France ?? http://t.co/0CAWkkH9Uc
From @Batous94 on Fri Oct 31 20:55:02 EDT 2014 RT @Adjaa94: Au Sénégal y Faiit archii beau ptn !!! Et moi j'suiis en France ?? http://t.co/0CAWkkH9Uc
From @SangareKader on Fri Oct 31 20:54:49 EDT 2014 "cerval : cerveau; batal : bateaux; fal : faux; chacal : chacaux; festival : festivaux; bal : beau; pedale : pedaux ; senegal : senegaux"
From @llapatronne on Fri Oct 31 20:54:36 EDT 2014 RT @AawaEnshantee: Le Sénégal ses archi beau cherchez pas
From @SosaSheguey on Fri Oct 31 20:54:22 EDT 2014 RT @AhmadLucas7: WAllah Sénégal c'est trop un pays ou tu va te mettre trop Bien c'est Hella Beau pays. Fier d'être Senegalais wallah.
From @FantaDasilva on Fri Oct 31 20:54:22 EDT 2014 RT @AhmadLucas7: WAllah Sénégal c'est trop un pays ou tu va te mettre trop Bien c'est Hella Beau pays. Fier d'être Senegalais wallah.
From @FantaDasilva on Fri Oct 31 20:54:12 EDT 2014 RT @Adjaa94: Au Sénégal y Faiit archii beau ptn !!! Et moi j'suiis en France ?? http://t.co/0CAWkkH9Uc
From @_ThiernoClosovo on Fri Oct 31 20:54:04 EDT 2014 RT @AhmadLucas7: WAllah Sénégal c'est trop un pays ou tu va te mettre trop Bien c'est Hella Beau pays. Fier d'être Senegalais wallah.
From @ROMACARY on Fri Oct 31 20:54:03 EDT 2014 ?...Le lac rose (lac Retba) au Sénégal... http://t.co/iuFeUaEuFz
From @mariiamdiaby on Fri Oct 31 20:53:56 EDT 2014 RT @Adjaa94: Au Sénégal y Faiit archii beau ptn !!! Et moi j'suiis en France ?? http://t.co/0CAWkkH9Uc