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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

Africa

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Capital: Dakar

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

Government: Republic of Senegal

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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