Senegal

Senegal's flagLocation: West Africa
Official name: Republic of Senegal
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1960 / 1960
Capital city: Dakar
Population: 12.9 million / 174 people per sq mile (67 people per sq km)
Total land area: 75,749 square miles (196,190 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Wolof, Pulaar, Serer, Diola, Mandinka, Malinké, Soninké, French (official language)
Main religions: Sunni Muslim 95%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 4%, Traditional beliefs 1%
Ethnic mix: Wolof 43%, Serer 15%, Peul 14%, Other 14%, Toucouleur 9%, Diola 5%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: CFA franc = 100 centimes
Literacy rate: 50%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2318 kilocalories


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