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Famous Senegalese

Senegal's Information

Flag of Senegal
Land Area 192,530 km2
Water Area 4,192 km2
Total Area 196,722km2 (#86)
Population 14,320,055 (#72)
Population Density 74.38/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $39.72 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,600
Currency Franc (XOF)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal
A - C
  • Didier Awadi musician
  • Amadou Dia Ba athlete
  • Demba Ba footballer
  • Mariama Bâ author, feminist
  • Ndiss Kaba Badji athlete
  • Booba musician
  • Henri Camara footballer
  • Papiss Cissé footballer

  • Amath Dansokho politician
  • Mamadou Dia politician, first Prime Minister of Senegal
  • Blaise Diagne politician
  • Abdoulaye Diakite musician
  • Mbaye Dieye Faye singer, percussionist
  • Aïyb Dieng musician
  • Fatou Diome writer
  • Cheikh Anta Diop historian, anthropologist, physicist, politician
  • DeSagana Diop basketball player
  • Mamadou Diop musician
  • Papa Bouba Diop footballer
  • Abdou Diouf politician

E - G
  • Patrice Evra footballer
  • Assane Dame Fall canoer
  • Abdala Faye artist
  • Habib Faye musician
  • Safi Faye director, ethnologist
  • Morgaro Gomis footballer
  • Lamine Guèye politician
  • Lamine Gueye skier
  • El Hadji Diouf footballer

K - M
  • Nuru Kane musician
  • Seckou Keita kora player, drummer
  • Mamadou Konte music producer
  • Ismaël Lô musician
  • Cheikh Lo musician
  • Baaba Maal singer, musician
  • Djibril Diop Mambéty director, actor, orator, composer, poet
  • Jimi Mbaye guitarist, musician
  • Alioune Mbaye Nder singer

N - R

  • Guirane N'Daw footballer
  • Youssou N'Dour musician
  • Viviane Ndour singer
  • Doudou N'Diaye Rose drummer, composer
  • Ségolène Royal french politician

  • Macky Sall politician
  • Ismaila Sane singer, dancer
  • Julia Sarr musician
  • Idrissa Seck politician, former Prime Minister
  • Leyti Seck alpine skier
  • Mansour Seck singer, musician
  • Thione Seck musician
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor poet, politician, cultural theorist
  • Ousmane Sembène director, producer, writer
  • Léopold Senghor poet, politician, cultural theorist
  • Mola Sylla musician
  • Tony Sylva footballer

T - W
  • Umar Tal military commander
  • Mor Thiam musician
  • Paulin Vieyra director, historian
  • Abdoulaye Wade politician

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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