Senegal Flag

Senegal flag
Senegal flag

Senegal's flag is a tricolor composed of three vertical stripes of green, yellow, and red. At the center of the flag is a five-pointed green star. The green hue represents hope and the Islamic faith, the yellow color indicates prosperity and the country's mineral wealth, and the red color represents the blood of those who fought for independence.

Senegal obtained independence from France in 1960, and the flag was formally approved. It replaced the flag of the Mali Federation, a short-lived entity that Senegal was a part of from 1959 to 1960. The current and former flags were influenced by the French Tricolor, which flew over Senegal during the French colonial period. The flag represents the country's dedication to unity, liberty, and progress.

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Senegal is a country located in West Africa, bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. It is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Senegal is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and coastlines.

The history of Senegal dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of African, European, and other influences. Senegal gained independence from France in 1960, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.

Today, Senegal is a lower-middle-income country with a small and diversified economy. The country is known for its tourism industry, as well as for its production of agricultural products such as peanuts, rice, and livestock. Senegal has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official language of Senegal is French.

Independent Yes
Country codes SN, SEN (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Senegal
Official languages French
Religion 96.6% Islam, 3.3% Christianity, 0.1% Other/None
Capital city Dakar
Continent Africa
Time zone UTC (GMT)
Member of United Nations
African Union
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 17,885,921 (2023)
Population density 87 per Km2 (225 people per mi2)
Urban Population 49.4 % of the population is urban (8,277,123 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -20,000
Median age 18.5 years
Total area The total land area is 192,530 Km2 (74,336 sq. miles)
Highest point /
Lowest point /
GDP per capita $ 1,636 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency West African CFA franc (Fr, XOF)
Calling code +221
Internet TLD .sn (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Senegal Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Senegal

1 Dakar 2,476,400
2 Pikine 874,062
3 Touba 529,176
4 Thies 320,000
5 Thies Nones 252,320
6 Saint-Louis 176,000
7 Kaolack 172,305
8 Ziguinchor 159,778
9 Tiebo 100,289
10 Tambacounda 78,800
11 Mbake 74,100
12 Louga 67,154
13 Kolda 58,809
14 Richard-Toll 44,752
15 Joal-Fadiout 36,735
16 N'diareme limamoulaye 35,171
17 Dara 30,000
18 Kaffrine 28,396
19 Ndibene Dahra 27,741
20 Bignona 26,237
21 Pourham 24,146
22 Velingara 22,441
23 Nioro du Rip 20,711
24 Sedhiou 19,702
25 Mekhe 19,242
26 Kedougou 17,922
27 Nguekhokh 17,885
28 Pout 17,752
29 Kayar 17,193
30 Guinguineo 15,395
31 Matam 15,306
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