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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)

Capital
and largest city
Dakar
14°40′N17°25′W / 14.667°N 17.417°W / 14.667; -17.417
Official languagesFrench
Lingua franca
National languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym(s)Senegalese
GovernmentUnitarypresidential republic[1]
Macky Sall
Moustapha Niasse
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from Francea
4 April 1960
• Withdrawal from
the Mali Federation
20 August 1960
Area
• Total
196,712 km2 (75,951 sq mi) (86th)
• Water (%)
2.1
Population
• 2018 estimate
15,854,323[2][3] (72nd)
• 2016 census
14,668,522[4] (73rd)
• Density
68.7/km2 (177.9/sq mi) (134th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$66.438 billion[5] (99th)
• Per capita
$3,675[5] (158th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$28.02 billion[5][6] (105th)
• Per capita
$1,675[5] (149th)
Gini (2011)40.3[7]
medium
HDI (2018)Steady 0.514[8]
low · 166th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+221
ISO 3166 codeSN
Internet TLD.sn

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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