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Republic of Senegal
République du Sénégal  (French)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Un Peuple, Un But, Une Foi" (French)
"One People, One Goal, One Faith"
Anthem: 
Pincez Tous vos Koras, Frappez les Balafons
Everyone strum your koras, strike the balafons
Location of  Senegal  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Senegal  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Dakar
14°40′N17°25′W / 14.667°N 17.417°W / 14.667; -17.417
Official languagesFrench
National languages
Ethnic groups ([1])
DemonymSenegalese
GovernmentSemi-presidential republic
 • PresidentMacky Sall
 • Prime MinisterMohammed Dionne
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseSenate (disbanded)
 • Lower houseNational Assembly
Independence
 • from Francea4 April 1960 
 • Withdrawal from
the Mali Federation
20 August 1960 
Area
 • Total196,712 km2 (87th)
76,000 sq mi
 • Water (%)2.1
Population
 • 2013 estimate13,567,338 (67th)
 • 2013 census13,508,715
 • Density68.7/km2 (134th)
177.7/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$38.912 billion[2]
 • Per capita$2,525[2]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$15.197 billion[2]
 • Per capita$986[2]
Gini (2011)40.3[3]
medium
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.485[4]
low ·163rd
CurrencyCFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneGMT(UTC+0)
Drives on theright
Calling code+221
ISO 3166 codeSN
Internet TLD.sn
a.With French Sudan, as the Mali Federation.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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