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Republic of Senegal
République du Sénégal  (French)
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 the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Senegal  (dark blue)

in the African Union  (light blue)

Location of Senegal
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
Macky Sall
Mohammed Dionne
LegislatureParliament
Senate (disbanded)
National Assembly
Independence
• from Francea
4 April 1960
• Withdrawal from
the Mali Federation
20 August 1960
Area
• Total
196,712 km2 (75,951 sq mi) (87th)
• Water (%)
2.1
Population
• 2016 estimate
15,589,485[2] (72nd)
• 2016 census
14,320,055[3] (73th)
• Density
68.7/km2 (177.9/sq mi) (134th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$43.326 billion[4]
• Per capita
$2,732[4]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$15.431 billion[4]
• Per capita
$973[4]
Gini (2011)40.3[5]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.494[6]
low · 162nd
CurrencyCFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneGMT(UTC+0)
Drives on theright
Calling code+221
ISO 3166 codeSN
Internet TLD.sn

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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