Africa

Senegal profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Image caption Controversial colossus: The pet project of President Wade has provoked fierce opposition
  • Full name: Republic of Senegal
  • Population: 13.1 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Dakar
  • Area: 196,722 sq km (75,955 sq miles)
  • Major language: French (official), Wolof
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 59 years (men), 61 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Fish, peanuts, petroleum products, phosphates, cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $1,070 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .sn
  • International dialling code: +221