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  • Area: 196,722 sq. km (75,955 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 14,320,055 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 2.42% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 61.7 years (2016)
  • Languages: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
  • Religions: Muslim 95.4% (most adhere to one of the four main Sufi brotherhoods), Christian 4.2% (mostly Roman Catholic), animist 0.4%
  • Formal name: Republic of Senegal
  • Alternate names: Republic of Senegal, République du Sénégal, Sénégal
  • Government type: presidential republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Macky SALL; head of government: Prime Minister Mohammed Abdallah Boun DIONNE
  • Capital: Dakar
  • Administrative divisions: 14 regions
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $2,500 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: fish, groundnuts (peanuts), petroleum products, phosphates, cotton
  • Imports: food and beverages, capital goods, fuels
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)

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