Senegal

Area: 196.764 Km²
Population: 10.285.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 52 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Dakar (768.000 pop.)
Major cities: Thiès 185.000 pop., Kaolack 152.000 pop., Saint-Louis 140.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Wolof 44%, Serer 15%, Fulbe 12%, Tukulor 11%, Jola 5%, Mandinka 4%, others 9%
Border countries: Mauritania NORTH, Mali EAST, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau SOUTH, The Gambia NORTH, WEST and SOUTH

Major height: 581 m
Principal rivers: Senegal 700 Km (senegalese part, total 1440 Km)
Principal lakes: Lac de Guiers 200 Km²
Principal islands: Gorce
Climate: Tropical

Language: French (official), ethnic dialect
Religion: Muslim 90%, Christian 6%, Indigenous Beliefs 4%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)


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