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Women shopping at a market in Dakar
Women shopping at a market in Dakar

Dakar

Women shopping at a market in Dakar
Photo by Jean Papillon

SENEGAL

Africa

SENEGAL

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    Capital:Dakar

    Location:Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania

    Currency:Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)

    Area:196,722 sq km

    Population:16,082,442 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:French (official), Wolof, Pular, Jola, Mandinka, Serer, Soninke

    Religion:Muslim 95.9% (most adhere to one of the four main Sufi brotherhoods), Christian 4.1% (mostly Roman Catholic) (2017 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC 0

    Tel Code:+221

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