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Capital: DakarGovernment: Semi-Presidential 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: 15,736,368 (2020)

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

Major Ethnic 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 - Oct 20, 2021: Lone Star Female Team Takes On Senegal - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia will be in action on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 against Senegal in the first round of qualifying for the 2022 women's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia .
  • Fri - Oct 15, 2021: Hungary Fans Misbehave - Senegal and Morocco Finish At the Summit of World Cup Qualifying Groups - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Daily Maverick] The latest instalment of the international break is over, with some teams booking their tickets to Qatar 2022 and others inching ever so close.
  • Thu - Oct 14, 2021: Vaccine Distrust Pervades Social Media Posts in Six African Nations - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -- A new analysis of online content in six African nations referring to Covid-19 vaccines has revealed that posts reflecting distrust of, or hesitancy over, vaccinations are dominating social media.
  • Thu - Oct 14, 2021: Senegal Edge Namibia to Seal Top Spot in World Cup Qualification Group - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Cosafa] Striker Famara Diedhiou scored hat-trick as Senegal sealed their place in the third knockout stage of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup with two games to spare following a 3-1 Group H victory over Namibia at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
  • Wed - Oct 13, 2021: Gambia, Senegalese Golf Bodies Sign MOU for Senegambia Gold Cup - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [The Point] Baidy Agne, president of the Senegalese Golf Federation and Ebrima Jawara, president of The Gambia Golf Association on Friday 8 October 2021 signed a memorandum of understanding for the creation of the Senegambian Golf Cup at a ceremony held in Dakar, Senegal.