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Senegal FlagSenegal

One People, One Goal, One Faith



Population: 12,643,799 (2011)
Land Area: 196,190 sq km
Natural Resources: Fish, phosphates, iron ore
Capital: Dakar
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Abdoulaye Wade (2000)
Head of Government: Souleymane Ndene Ndiaye (2009)
Languages: French, Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XOF)
Major Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 5%, Indigenous Beliefs 1%
Major Ethnicities: Wolof 43.3%, Pular 23.8%, Serer 14.7%, Jola 3.7%, Mandinka 3%, Soninke 1.1%, European and Lebanese 1%, Ohter 9.4%
Life Expectancy: 59.78 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 12.66 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 23.86 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,900 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.9% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 14.9%, Industry 21.4%, Services 63.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 77.5%, Industry and Services 22.5% (2007)
Industries: Agriculture and fish processing, phosphate mining, fertilizer production, petroleum refining, iron ore, zircon, gold mining, construction materials, ship construction and repair
Agriculture Products: Peanuts, millet, corn, sorghum, rice, cotton, tomatoes, green vegetables; cattle, poultry, pigs; fish
Human Development Index: 0.459 (155th)
Tourism Revenue: 140 million (2000)
Unemployment Rate: 48% (2007)

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Army Size: 13 620 (2004)
Budget: 1.4% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Senegal is located in Western Africa. Senegal is bordered by The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Mauritania. Senegal's economy has been steadily growing in the last decade and promises to continue this growth, thanks to solid government action. Many industries exist, making Senegal's economy relatively diversified.

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Updated on: December 29, 2011