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Name(official): Republic of Senegal
Name(short): Senegal
Capital City: Dakar
Location: Western Africa
Coordinate: 14 00 N, 14 00 W
Independence: (from France) April 4th; 1960.
President: Abdoulaiye Wade
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 196
Population: 13 711 597 (2009 est.)
People: Wolof 43.3%, Pular 23.8%, Serer 14.7%, Jola 3.7%, Mandinka 3%, Soninke 1.1%, European and Lebanese 1%, other 9.4%.
Religion: muslim94%, christians(mostly catholics) 5%, indigenous belief1%.
Languages: French(official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka.
Literacy: 40.2%total, 50%male, 30.7%female (2003 est.)
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc
(1CFAF =100centimes)
GDP(per capita): $1 700 (2008 est.)
Arable Land: 12.51% (2005 est.)
Agriculture: Cotton, cattle, rice, corn, millet, peanuts, sorghum, tomatoes, green vegetables, fish, poultry, pork.
Natural resources: Iron ore, fish, potash.
Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the Republic of Senegal,
Chancery: 1-3-4, Aobadai, Meguro-ku.
Post Code: 153-0042, Tel. 03-3464-8451
General Info: News, Tourism and General Info
International Phone Code: +221


  • Investment Promotion Agency
  • Tourism: The main tourist attractions are ....
    • Goree -"Maison Des Esclaves"("House of Slaves"), embarkation point for slaves from Africa to the Americas.
    • Djoudj National Park For Birds(one of the best in the world), North of Saint Louis.
    • Lanque de Barbariee National Park and the Guembeul Special Reserve for fauna, South of Saint Louis.
    • Niokolo Koba National Park (one of the most important reserves in West Africa), Eastern Senegal.
    • Ministry of Tourism (French)
    • Senegal Tourism, NY Office


Dakar, Touba, Thiés, Rufisque, Kaolack, M'Bour, Richard Toll, Ziguinchor, Saint Louis, Diourbel, Louga, Tambacounda




Senegal has 11 regions, namely:
Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaolack, Kolda, Louga, Matam, Saint-Louis, Tambacounda, Thies, Ziguinchor.


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