• Senegal

    While agriculture is the primary source of employment in rural Senegal, the economy is also driven by mining, construction, tourism and fisheries. The country is working on oil exploration projects and investors have signalled confidence in the country through Senegal’s successful Eurobond issuances in recent years.
    Name Republic of Senegal

    Capital Dakar

    Frequency of elections Every seven years

    Name of parliament National Assembly of Senegal

    Parliament website www.assemblee-nationale.sn

    Languages French, Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka

    Area 196 722 km2

    Population 13 635 927 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Food and beverages, capital goods, fuels

    Exports Fish, groundnuts (peanuts), petroleum products, phosphates, cotton

    Currency Communauté Financière Africaine franc

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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