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Capital:
Dakar
Government:
Semi-Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Macky Sall
Economy:
  • Relies heavily on donor assistance.
  • Key exports include phosphate mining, fertilizer production, and commercial fishing.
  • Foreign investment in Senegal is negated by Senegal’s unfriendly business environment.
Population:
15,736,368 (2020) (72nd)
Land Size:
196,722 sq km (75,955 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Wolof: 43.3%
  • Pular: 23.8%
  • Serer: 14.7%
  • Jola: 3.7%
  • Mandinka: 3.0%
  • Soninke: 1.1%
  • European and Lebanese: 1.0%
  • Other: 9.4%
Religions:
  • Islam: 94%
  • Christianity (primarily Roman Catholic): 5%
  • Indigenous African Religions 1%
Languages(s):
  • French (official)
  • Wolof
  • Pulaar
  • Mandinka