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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
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups ([1])
DemonymSenegalese
GovernmentSemi-presidential republic
 - PresidentMacky Sall
 - Prime MinisterMohammed Dionne
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseSenate (disbanded)
 - Lower houseNational Assembly
Independence
 - from Francea20 June 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)2012 estimate
 - Total$26.574 billion[2]
 - Per capita$2,026[2]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$13.864 billion[2]
 - Per capita$1,057[2]
Gini (2011)40.3[3]
medium
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.485[4]
low ·163rd
CurrencyCFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneUTC
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 June 30, 2015


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