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Senegal Facts

  • Name: Senegal
    (long form) Republic of Senegal
  • Capital City: Dakar (1,030,594 pop.)
    (2,452,656 metro)
  • Senegal Population: 13,300,410 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: CFA franc
    (conversion rates)

    CFA franc
    1000 Central African CFA francs
  • Ethnicity: Wolof 43.3%, Pular 23.8%, Serer 14.7%, Jola 3.7%, Mandinka 3%, Soninke 1.1%, European and Lebanese 1%, other 9.4%
  • GDP total: $27.01 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $2,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Dakar, Grand Dakar, Pikine, Thies Nones, Saint-Louis, Ziguinchor, Tiebo
  • Name: From the Senegal River, whose name comes from the Portuguese variant Zenaga - a tribe who dominated much of the area north of Senegal.
  • National Day: April 4
  • Religion: Muslim 94%, Christian 5% (mostly Roman Catholic), indigenous beliefs 1%
  • Symbols

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