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Senegal flag information

Description flag of Senegal

three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), yellow and red with a small green five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia

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Official country name

Republic of Senegal

Short name


Local names

Republique du Senegal (long)
Senegal (short)

Former name

Senegambia (along with The Gambia), Mali Federation


Senegalese (singular and plural) (noun) Senegal (adjective)

Languages spoken

French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka



Government type



12,853,259 ranked 70, (data 2008)


westernmost country on the African continent; The Gambia is almost an enclave within Senegal. The lowest point is Atlantic Ocean 0 m.


Coastline 531 km.

Land borders

2,640km, The Gambia 740 km, Guinea 330 km, Guinea-Bissau 338 km, Mali 419 km, Mauritania 813 km.

Administrative divisions

11 regions (regions, singular - region); Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaolack, Kolda, Louga, Matam, Saint-Louis, Tambacounda, Thies, Ziguinchor


4 April 1960 (from France)
complete independence achieved upon dissolution of federation with Mali on 20 August 1960