Total Population (million): 12.4110944785
Annual growth rate: 2.289598%
Urban population: 41.86%
Official Language: French
Other languages spoken: The Wolof for most people, but there are
also the Diola, the Poulaar, the Malinké and the Mandingue. If, in
the East of Africa, the Swahili has developed as the common language,
in Western Africa the predominant language is the old colon's
languages, French, here. However, the Wolof is spoken and understood
by several Senegalese. Dialects are numerous (at least 50, 15 of
which are spoken by more than 15,000 people). It is to be noted that
following the example of numerous essentially Muslim ethnies, the
Wolofs and Madingues use the traditional Arab greetings.
Business language: French and Wolof
Religion: mainly Islam (94 %), Christianity (5 %) and animism (1 %).
Area: 196720 kmÂ²
Type of State: Republic state based on parliamentary democracy with
presidential form of government.
Type of economy: Low-income economy, Least Developed Countries ,
Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
Very few natural resources; fishing and tourism are the main sectors
To call from Senegal, dial 00
To call in Senegal, dial 221
Internet suffix: .sn
Access to electricity: n.c.