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Capital: Dakar

Government: Republic

Current President: Macky Sall


  • Relies heavily on donor assistance.
  • Key exports include phosphate mining, fertilizer production, and commercial fishing.
  • Foreign investment in Senegal is negated by Senegal’s unfriendly business environment.

Population: 13,600,000 (2014)

Land Size: 196,722 sq km (75,955 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Wolof: 43.3%
  • Pular: 23.8%
  • Serer: 14.7%
  • Jola: 3.7%
  • Mandinka: 3%
  • Soninke: 1.1%
  • European and Lebanese: 1%
  • Other: 9.4%

  • Islam: 94%
  • Christian( primarily Roman Catholic): 5%
  • Indigenous African Religions 1%


  • French(official)
  • Wolof
  • Pulaar
  • Mandinka



  • Wed - Feb 22, 2017: Do SA, Nigeria Have Fewer Cardiologists for Their Populations Than Senegal? - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Africa Check] Senegal has a better cardiologists-to-population ratio than countries like South Africa and Nigeria, a prominent Senegalese heart specialist said. We looked closely at the numbers.
  • Tue - Feb 21, 2017: GCCI Signs MOU With Senegal Chamber of Commerce - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Foroyaa] At a ceremony held at its Kerr Jula office at Bijilo on Friday, 17 February 2017 , the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kaolack Chamber of Commerce in Senegal on trade facilitation.
  • Mon - Feb 20, 2017: CHAN Team Headed for Senegal - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Foroyaa] GFF News-The Executive of the Gambia Football Federation has bade farewell to the local national team ( CHAN ) bound for Mbour, Senegal where they are scheduled for an international friendly with Senegal U-20 side slated for Friday 17th February.
  • Sun - Feb 19, 2017: Big Changes Hit Sonatel-Dominated Market but New Challengers Need Strategy to Win - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Balancing Act] London -Senegal would see itself as a competitive market but is actually dominated by Sonatel. Recently there have been two changes that may yet shake it up. Russell Southwood looks at the implications of these two changes and what they might mean for other markets.
  • Sat - Feb 18, 2017: Senegal, Gambia to Play a Friendly Match - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Foroyaa] Hoping to fine-tune their preparations ahead of the CHAN, Gambia's home-based players will today clash with Senegal in a friendly.