:: AFRICA - Senegal

Capital: Dakar

Total Population (million): 12.4110944785
Annual growth rate: 2.289598%
Density: 61.95472inhab./km²
Urban population: 41.86%
Ethnic Origins:
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 %).
Country overview

Area: 196720 km²
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 of activity.

Telephone code:
To call from Senegal, dial 00
To call in Senegal, dial 221
Internet suffix: .sn
Telephone lines:
Internet users:
Access to electricity: n.c.


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