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Senegal is subdivided into 14 regions (régions, singular – région), each of which is administered by a Conseil Régional (pl.: Conseils Régionaux) elected by population weight at the Arrondissement level. Senegal is further subdivided by 45 départements, 103 arrondissements (neither of which have administrative function) and by collectivités locales (the 14 régions, 110 communes, and 320 communautés rurales) which elect administrative officers. Three of these regions were created on 10 September 2008, when Kaffrine Region was split from Kaolack, Kédougou region was split from Tambacounda, and Sédhiou region was split from Kolda.
To date, all regions take their name from their regional capitals.
- Dakar Region
- Diourbel Region
- Fatick Region
- Kaffrine Region
- Kaolack Region
- Kédougou Region
- Kolda Region
- Louga Region
- Matam Region
- Saint-Louis Region
- Sédhiou Region
- Tambacounda Region
- Thiès Region
- Ziguinchor Region
- (French)List of administrative divisions in Senegal
- (French)Collectivités locales from Republic of Senegal Government site, l'Agence de l'informatique de l'État (ADIE).
- (French)Map of main subdivisions and more detailed maps on subdivisions
- (French)Décret fixant le ressort territorial et le chef lieu des régions et des départements, décret n°2002-166 du 21 février 2002.
- (French)Code des collectivités locales, Loi n° 96-06 du 22 mars 1996.
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