Overview - Senegal

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Capital:Dakar
Area:196,190 km²
Population:11,987,121 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka.
Religion(s):Muslim - 94%, Christian (Roman Catholic) - 5%, indigenous beliefs - 1%.
Ethnic Group(s):Wolof - 43.3%, Pular - 23.8%, Serer - 14.7%, Jola - 3.7%, Mandinka - 3%, Soninke - 1.1%, European and Lebanese - 1%, others - 9.4%