Located in the continent of Africa, Senegal covers 192,530 square kilometers of land and 4,192 square kilometers of water, making it the 88th largest nation in the world with a total area of 196,722 square kilometers.
Senegal became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Senegal is 12,969,606 (2012) and the nation has a density of 67 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Senegal is the CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF). As well, the people of Senegal are refered to as Senegalese.
The dialing code for the country is 221 and the top level internet domain for Senegalese sites is .sn.
To learn more, visit our detailed Senegal section.
|Density||67.4 / km2 ( 174.5 / mi2 )|
|Currency||CFA Franc BCEAO|
|GDP||15,578,916,865 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||1,201 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||192,530 km2 (74,336 mi2)|
|Water Area||4,192 km2 (1,619 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Mali, Mauritania, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea|
What is the capital of Senegal?
Dakar is the capital city of Senegal. It has a population of 2,476,400, and is located on a latitue of 14.69 and longitude of -17.44.
Dakar is also the political center of Senegal, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Dakar, the Capital Of Senegal
|Elevation||12 meters over sea level|
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