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Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 3.73 % of GNI [100th of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 2.6 [89th of 100]
Children out of school, primary 361,762 [17th of 126]
Children out of school, primary (per capita) 31.031 per 1,000 people [16th of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 194,823 [14th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 16.711 per 1,000 people [15th of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 166,939 [17th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 14.319 per 1,000 people [19th of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 6 years [151st of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [70th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 6 [99th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 1,287,093 [66th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.119 per capita [78th of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 309,959 [103rd of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 28.551 per 1,000 people [147th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 29,303 [84th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 2.977 per 1,000 people [101st of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 47.52% [131st of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 40.62% [147th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 26.64% [57th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 72% [126th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 73% [121st of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 70% [121st of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.5% [19th of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 18.9% [16th of 85]
Education spending (% of GDP) 3.6% [93rd of 132]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 63.7% [80th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 65.8% [68th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 61.5% [70th of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 50 [113rd of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 54 [106th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 47 [105th of 145]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 18.67 % [11th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 32.19 % [7th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 267.64 % [7th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 46.5% [144th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 39.6% [151st of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 66.951 [120th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.97 [88th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.75 [123rd of 172]
Grade 1 intake rate 39.9 [86th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 105.44 % [33rd of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 100.98 % [60th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 103.19 % [48th of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 59.8% [5th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 50.1% [5th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 69.2% [10th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 3,425,200 [30th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 308.056 per 1,000 people [13th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 1,414,900 [28th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 127.253 per 1,000 people [11th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 2,010,000 [31st of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 180.776 per 1,000 people [14th of 138]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 30.7% [149th of 157]
Literacy > Male 50% [152nd of 156]
Literacy > Total population 40.2% [156th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 29.25 % [106th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 51.05 % [106th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 39.28 % [107th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 40.97 % [101st of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 58.49 % [104th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 49.12 % [101st of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 49.1% [15th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 58.5% [16th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 41% [15th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 66.44 % [29th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 67.81 % [28th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 65.1 % [31st of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 77.38 % [45th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 78.96 % [46th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 78.19 % [50th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 48.52 % [75th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 55.9 % [73rd of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 52.25 % [80th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [117th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 1,612,381 [34th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.138 per capita [46th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 48.65 % female [32nd of 175]
Primary education, teachers 34,656 [33rd of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 2.973 per 1,000 people [73rd of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 25.15 % female [88th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 70% [10th of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 11.2 [59th of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 26.5 [41st of 131]
Progression to secondary level 30 [95th of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 60.78 % [64th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 58.56 % [60th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 62.66 % [61st of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.38 % [18th of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 18.93 % [15th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 13.6 [65th of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 33.1 [16th of 123]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 244.6 [16th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 46.53 [21st of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 72.3 [82nd of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 50.8 [13th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 27.9 [22nd of 121]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 96.64 [50th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 78.44 [78th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 89.57 % [54th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 70.05 % [100th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 12.94 % [21st of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 12.8 % [18th of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 13.08 % [24th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 13.9 [31st of 143]
Repitition rate > Secondary level 14.3 [15th of 82]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 7.86 % gross [71st of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 8.27 % gross [71st of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 7.45 % gross [72nd of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 87.55 % gross [89th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 76.19 % net [69th of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 86.04 % gross [86th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 74.88 % net [65th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 89.03 % gross [96th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 77.47 % net [63rd of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 10.43 % [38th of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 26.36 % gross [86th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 20.86 % net [65th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 23.15 % gross [84th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 18.4 % net [61st of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 29.52 % gross [86th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 23.28 % net [63rd of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 18.96 % [29th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 5.4 % gross [43rd of 141]
Scientific and technical journal articles 79 [88th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 495,506 [39th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.043 per 1,000 people [85th of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 501,473 [38th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.043 per capita [75th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 43.58 % female [72nd of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 15,632 [36th of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 1.341 per 1,000 people [62nd of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 14.34 % female [61st of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 5,967 [54th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 0.512 per 1,000 people [70th of 183]
Tertiary enrollment 3.7% [120th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 100 % [1st of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 100 % [5th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 100 % [4th of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.7 [15th of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Senegal, Republic of Senegal, Republique du Senegal

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 60 [161st of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 54 [169th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 60 [160th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 70 [137th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 75 [12th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 48 [89th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 70 [92nd of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 94 [72nd of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 65 [89th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 78 [95th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 92 [90th of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [56th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 7 [60th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 27 [71st of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health No
Access to sanitation 8% [130th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 80.02 births [49th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 27 % [44th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 35.95 per 1,000 people [33rd of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 58 % [51st of 76]
Births with health staff 50% [86th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 2,900 [44th of 80]
Children living with AIDS (per capita) 0.247736 per 1,000 people [44th of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 4% [54th of 95]
Contraception 13% [82nd of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 10.5 % [51st of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 84 [35th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 32.9 % [33rd of 47]
Drinking water availability % 78% [93rd of 147]
Drug access 50% [111st of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 39.4 $ [131st of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 3.52 % [33rd of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 2.38 % [127th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 5.9 % [100th of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 12.8 % [48th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 16.9% [33rd of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 58.93 % [20th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 4.9 births per woman [31st of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 48.9 [151st of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 47.1 [150th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 48 [149th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 0.8% [52nd of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 3,500 [52nd of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 314.783 per million people [50th of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 44,000 [50th of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 3.957 per 1,000 people [51st of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 0.5 [61st of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 0.5 [61st of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 15,000 [50th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 0.4 per 1,000 people [63rd of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 84 % [132nd of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 74 % [152nd of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 57 % [104th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 34 % [122nd of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 79 % [101st of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 76 % [126th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 60 % [126th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 92 % [123rd of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 254.75 per 100,000 people [36th of 200]
Infant mortality rate 56.53 [45th of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 54.96 deaths/1,000 live births [40th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 62.79 deaths/1,000 live births [42nd of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 58.93 deaths/1,000 live births [40th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 30.1% [37th of 141]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ 20,000,000 $ [7th of 19]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 4,313.833 $ per $1,000 of GDP [22nd of 44]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 2,137.453 $ per 1,000 people [26th of 45]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 58.5 years [183rd of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 55.7 years [184th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 57.08 years [183rd of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 57.74 years [141st of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 55.23 years [141st of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 56.45 years [141st of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 57 [151st of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 54 [150th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 56 [150th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk very high

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, dengue fever, malaria, Rift Valley fever, and yellow fever

Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease schistosomiasis
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet 15 [23rd of 35]
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a treated bednet 2 [12th of 28]
Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs 36 [22nd of 34]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 11,925 [13th of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 14 % [3rd of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 25.4 % [23rd of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 22.7 % [27th of 63]
Maternal mortality 560 per 100,000 [14th of 136]
Measles immunization 60 [143rd of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 49 [36th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 24 [76th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 16 [100th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 25 [57th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 23 [45th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 6 [38th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 8 [45th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 85 [31st of 57]
Oral rehydration rate % 33 [13th of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 96.5% [70th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 94.5 % [64th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 28 [150th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 62 [155th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.06 per 1,000 people [54th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 23 % [49th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 23 % [42nd of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 79 % [34th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 3.5% [74th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 0.91 % [59th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 20 % [51st of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 54.8% [54th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 133 per 1,000 people [32nd of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 28.5% [39th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 51% [122nd of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 39.4% [133rd of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 121.23 (est)
Spending > Per person 23 [102nd of 133]
Spending > Private 1.9 [79th of 141]
Spending > Public 2.6%
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 340 [84th of 106]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 4.6 [118th of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 5.1% [117th of 185]
Total fertility rate 4.9 [34th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 103 [53rd of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 50.68 % [115th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 90% [81st of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 74.4 % [108th of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 34.8 % [2nd of 13]
Water availability 4,182 cubic meters [89th of 169]
Women circumcised 0.8 [22nd of 27]
Women circumcised (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [24th of 27]
Women circumcised share 0.8% [22nd of 27]


 

SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Senegal, Republic of Senegal, Republique du Senegal

Sports
 

2001 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position 20
2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 20.
2003 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position =.
2006 in Norwegian football > National Team > Comp. F
2006 in Norwegian football > National Team > Date March 1
2006 in Norwegian football > National Team > Res. * 1-2
2006 in Norwegian football > National Team > Venue
Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar
African Cup of Nations > Most tournaments hosted > Hosts 1 time
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place 2 [6th of 13]
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > Second place 1 [9th of 9]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 689 [27th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 58.859 per 1 million people [99th of 197]
FIFA World Ranking > Women 1,184 [90th of 117]
FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita) 0.101 per 1,000 population [71st of 116]
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Extra 1,500 metres [6th of 9]
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Result 1st
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Tournament
African Championships
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Year 1998
Summer olympic medals > All time 1 [102nd of 116]
Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 0.854 per 10 million people [103rd of 116]
World Cup Totals > Draws 2 [40th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Draws (per capita) 1.709 per 10 million people [29th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals against 6 [62nd of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals against (per capita) 5.126 per 10 million people [48th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals for 7 [44th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals for (per capita) 5.98 per 10 million people [34th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Losses 1 [69th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Losses (per capita) 8.543 per 100 million people [58th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Matches played 5 [50th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Matches played (per capita) 42.713 per 100 million people [43rd of 69]
World Cup Totals > Points 8 [42nd of 72]
World Cup Totals > Points (per capita) 6.834 per 10 million people [30th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Wins 2 [45th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Wins (per capita) 1.709 per 10 million people [30th of 69]


 

SOURCES
Wikipedia: 2001 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 2003 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2006 in Norwegian football ; Wikipedia: African Cup of Nations ; Wikipedia: African Footballer of the Year ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia: Jackline Maranga ; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games ; ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Senegal, Republic of Senegal, Republique du Senegal

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 43.78 % [14th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 28.8 % [25th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 28.13 % [4th of 155]

SOURCES
 
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Senegal, Republic of Senegal, Republique du Senegal

Language
 
French status
Official language. Bible 1530-1986.
Languages
French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 39.3 [167th of 174]


 

SOURCES
Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Senegal, Republic of Senegal, Republique du Senegal


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 253 [67th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.0216128 per 1,000 people [79th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 7 [75th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000597984 per 1,000 people [96th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 101 [90th of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.00862805 per 1,000 people [102nd of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 1 [85th of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 0.0854263 per 1 million people [73rd of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 120 [77th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.0102512 per 1,000 people [91st of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 373 [75th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.031864 per 1,000 people [87th of 148]
Catholics 524,000 [82nd of 140]
Catholics as percentage 5.3 [96th of 150]
Islam > Number of Muslim 10,998,000 [24th of 67]
Islam > Percentage 89.349% [26th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 94% [22nd of 168]
Islam > Population 10,459,222 [25th of 165]
Islam > Shia 549,900 [27th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 5 % [37th of 67]
Islam > Sunni 10,448,100 [22nd of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 95 % [28th of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 94 % [9th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 1,001 [126th of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 0.0836323 per 1,000 people [158th of 177]
Muslim 94 % [26th of 66]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 55,634 [126th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 0.5 % [139th of 163]

Religions
Muslim 94%, Christian 5% (mostly Roman Catholic), indigenous beliefs 1%

Religions > All
Muslim 94%, Christian 5% (mostly Roman Catholic), indigenous beliefs 1%

Religions > Muslim 94 % [14th of 100]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 3.5 % [111st of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 389,439 [94th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 392 [173rd of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 334.871 per 10 million people [190th of 222]


 

SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Senegal, Republic of Senegal, Republique du Senegal


3)Media
 

Average cost of local call 0.11 [32nd of 151]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 46.99 % [24th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 25.63 % [82nd of 155]
DVD region 5 [25th of 171]
E-Government rating 47 [47th of 182]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 171.27 per 1,000 people [108th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 6VA - 6WZ
Households with television > % 28.52 % [102nd of 160]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ 777,800,000 $ [70th of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.083 $ per $1 of GDP [12th of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per capita) 58.766 $ per capita [63rd of 74]
International dialling code 221
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 624,000,000 min. [31st of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 54.805 min. per capita [37th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 13,000,000 $ [90th of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 1.705 $ per $1,000 of GDP [94th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 1.142 $ per capita [92nd of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 1,730,106 [83rd of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 148.403 per 1 million people [113rd of 201]
Newspapers 5 [51st of 67]
Newspapers (per capita) 0.427131 per 1 million people [60th of 67]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 5 [78th of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.508 per million people [84th of 104]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily 139 [19th of 69]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily (per capita) 14.482 per million people [25th of 68]
Number of PCs 242 [88th of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.132 per $10 million of GDP [53rd of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.207 per 10,000 people [119th of 169]
Personal computers 250,000 [36th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 21.444 per 1 million people [45th of 171]
Phone subscribers 55.78 [134th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 85 % [83rd of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 9.63 $/month [105th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 15.39 $/month [47th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 8, FM 20, shortwave 1
Radio receivers 1,240,000 [100th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.129 per capita [146th of 182]
Radios 1,240,000 [100th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 105.929 per 1,000 people [180th of 212]
Royalties and fees $0.20 [53rd of 85]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 19.31 % [31st of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 56000000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 6.93 % GDP [9th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 301000000000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 1.02 $ [76th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 133.738 $ per $1 trillion of GD [47th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 89.584 $ per 1 million people [69th of 178]
Telephone employees, total 3,346 [63rd of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.294 per 1,000 people [78th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 17.28 per 100 mainlines [59th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 266,612 [92nd of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 22.869 per 1,000 people [115th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 1,996,718 [78th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.179 per 1,000 people [109th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 408.33 [50th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
above-average urban system with a fiber-optic network; nearly two-thirds of all fixed-line connections are in Dakar where a call-center industry is emerging; expansion of fixed-line services in rural areas needed; mobile-cellular service is expanding rapidly; microwave radio relay, coaxial cable and fiber-optic cable in trunk system

Telephone system > General assessment good system

Telephone system > International
country code - 221; the SAT-3/WASC fiber optic cable provides connectivity to Europe and Asia while Atlantis-2 provides connectivity to South America; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Telephone systems > Privatisation 1997
Telephones > Main lines in use 269,100 [88th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 21.49 per 1,000 people [103rd of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 4,123,000 [80th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 329.264 per 1,000 people [118th of 185]
Television broadcast stations 4 [13th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.319 per million people [14th of 67]
Television receivers 361,000 [105th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 37.612 per 1,000 people [127th of 179]
Television standard > VHF PAL
Televisions 361,000 [109th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 30.8389 per 1,000 people [161st of 209]
Website defacements 2 [106th of 129]
Website defacements (per capita) 0.170853 per 1 million people [113rd of 124]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; aggregates calculated for the Human Development Report Office by the World Bank; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002; attrition.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Senegal, Republic of Senegal, Republique du Senegal

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers 18,396 [68th of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 1,577.949 per 1 million people [87th of 146]
Country code .sn
Hosts 217 [174th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 16.883 per million people [196th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 775 Mbps [30th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 94.071 Mbps per $1 trillion of [17th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 66.477 Mbps per 1 billion peop [44th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 1 [194th of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [196th of 215]
ISP 1 [26th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 92.112 per billion people [21st of 127]
Livejournal users 19 [208th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 25.58 $/month [71st of 180]
Secure Internet servers 5 [137th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.257 per 1 million people [156th of 189]
TLD .sn
Users 820,000 [80th of 190]
Users (per capita) 65.486 per 1,000 people [119th of 184]


SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES: Senegal, Republic of Senegal, Republique du Senegal


4) Tourist

Travel

Right Now


Senegal has it all it is one the most beautiful countries of the West African coast. Most tourists come for the region’s exceptional weather—more than three thousand hours of sunlight per year—and dazzling, sparsely populated beaches. But Senegal also offers a broad variety of crafts and textiles, and the country’s six major game parks and reserves have great opportunities for hunting, bird watching, and ecotourism.

The Senegalese capital, Dakar, is known for its nightlife, and the country boasts one of Africa’s most varied music scenes. French jazz, American funk and hip-hop, and percussion-based genres all thrive in the country, and Senegal’s many musical exports include Youssou N’Dour, Daara J, and Akon.


The Top 10
What to Do in Senegal



1. Dakar
Despite everything Senegal has to offer, you could easily schedule your entire trip within Dakar, the country’s capital, which has a population of more than 1.5 million. Open-air markets sell art, Senegalese food, jewelry, and many other items, whose prices can often be bargained down to very reasonable levels. The museums, especially the Musée Théodore Monod (for African art) and the Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor (for African art of French influence), are on a par with the best museums in European and American cities.

2. Lac Rose
Also known as the Pink Lake, this shallow, salty lake is one of Senegal’s most popular tourist destinations. On sunny days, the water appears bright pink, owing to the water’s high salt content. Tourists are welcome to swim in the lake’s warm waters or watch the local salt traders scrape salt from the lake’s bottom by hand. Some inns offer horseback riding in the area.

3. Île de Gorée
An important stop on the slave transport route from the 16th to the mid-19th century, the island is a short ferry ride from Dakar. It has a number of historic forts, houses, and museums, including La Maison des Esclaves, where visitors can see where slaves and their traders lived while waiting to be transported to the New World. Despite its unpleasant history, the island is known for its beautiful Mediterranean architecture, and many travelers find in the Île de Gorée a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Dakar.

4. Beaches
Senegal’s beaches are among the most photographed in the world and are not to be missed. Some of the best (and most popular) beaches near Dakar are the ones on the Île N’Gor and Toubab Dialao, a site famous for its stunning red cliffs. Beaches farther south of Dakar are generally larger and less crowded, the Petite Côte spanning over 94 miles (151 kilometers.) The Casamance region is known for its beaches as well, and the region is welcoming to tourists. Resorts in the city of Saly, near M’bour, offer a variety of water sports, including jet skiing and scuba diving.

5. Fathala Reserve
One of the most accessible ways to experience Senegal’s natural beauty is to visit the Fathala Reserve, part of the Parc Nationale du Delta du Saloum. The park is known for its forest and wetlands, with hundreds of species of wildlife. Excursions on pirogues (small boats), fishing trips, and hiking tours can be purchased in the charming village of Missirah.

6. Saint Louis
A namesake of the American city, Saint Louis retains much of its colonial-era architecture. It offers excellent shopping and walking tours, as well as easy day trips to the Djoudj and Langue de la Barbarie national parks.

7. Stone Circles
Spread throughout central Senegal and Gambia, stone circles make up the largest group of megalithic complexes in the world, and they are protected World Heritage Sites. The stones weigh up to ten tons apiece. Smaller than the ones in Stonehenge, their carvings are nonetheless quite sophisticated, and although they are found near burial grounds, their exact purpose is unknown. The two main locations in Senegal, Sine Ngayène Kaolack and Wanar Kaolack, have visitor centers that offer guided tours.

8. Keur Moussa
A large Benedictine complex, Keur Moussa is secluded in the hills outside of Dakar. Tourists are welcome to observe mass, which incorporates indigenous musical instruments into the liturgy. Locals and visitors alike praise the goat cheese sold by the monks after services.

9. Sine Saloum Delta
Although the Delta offers easy access to the Petite Côte, its highlights are the gorgeous rivers and forest groves, which have many opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and boat tours.

10. Bassari Country
This remote area in Eastern Senegal is worth the trip. It has good accommodations, especially in the city of Kédougou, and provides a rare opportunity to observe life in tiny, rural villages that adhere to traditional lifestyles. This region is best explored by means of hiking, and guides can be found in most of Kédougou’s hotels.

When to Go



We recommend visiting Senegal during its dry season, between December and April. Heavy rains during other times of the year mean that some national parks may close and overland travel can be difficult.

When planning your trip, you will want to take Ramadan into consideration. While the evening festivities are among the most exciting and memorable experiences available to visitors, most restaurants are closed during the day, and the country’s nightlife goes dormant for the monthlong fast. The dates of Ramadan are based on the lunar cycle and vary from year to year.
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