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Senegal is subdivided into 14 regions (French: 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 into 45 departments, 103 arrondissements (neither of which have administrative function) and by collectivités locales (the 14 regions, 110 communes, and 320 communautés rurales) which elect administrative officers.[1] 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.

Region Capital
(2013 census)
Dakar Dakar 547 3,137,196
Ziguinchor Ziguinchor 7,352 549,151
Diourbel Diourbel 4,824 1,497,455
Saint-Louis Saint-Louis 19,241 908,942
Tambacounda Tambacounda 42,364 681,310
Kaolack Kaolack   5,357 960,875
Thiès Thiès 6,670 1,788,864
Louga Louga 24,889 874,193
Fatick Fatick 6,849 835,352
Kolda Kolda 13,771 714,392
Matam Matam 29,445 562,539
Kaffrine Kaffrine 11,262 566,992
Kédougou Kédougou 16,800 152,357
Sédhiou Sédhiou 7,341 452,944
The Conseil Régional building in Ziguinchor. Regions, unlike Departments or Arrondissements (but like Communes), have defined administrative and political power in Senegal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ List of current local elected officials from Union des Associations d’ Elus Locaux (UAEL) du Sénégal. See also the law creating current local government structures: (French)Code des collectivités locales, Loi n° 96-06 du 22 mars 1996.
  2. ^ Senegal at GeoHive.

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Brookings Register
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:45:00 -0800

... Center of Excellence, and colleagues postdoctoral research associate Armel Kaptué and assistant research professor Lara Prihodko examined satellite images from 1983 to 2012 to evaluate the vegetation in 260 watersheds in four regions of Senegal ...


Tue, 10 Nov 2015 01:11:15 -0800

WFP provides food and nutrition assistance in all 14 regions of Senegal. WFP increasingly aims to provide most vulnerable communities with an integrated assistance package for better results. WFP's vision for Senegal is a country free of hunger, in ...

Voice of America

Voice of America
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:52:32 -0700

All these have been done in Kolda and Tambacounda, two regions of Senegal. ... Sometimes we are just creating a situation for people to learn by doing." She noted the country spent about $3.5 million (2 billion CFA) of Senegalese and foreign donor ...

World Bank Group

World Bank Group
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:25:27 -0800

During a recent workshop hosted by the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), “there were heated debates about gifts and the cultural perception of gift giving. In certain regions of Senegal, if a newly appointed ...

World Bank Group

World Bank Group
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:30:15 -0700

It comes as no surprise that visitors from other regions of Senegal and foreign delegations from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Cape Verde travel to Ngaparou to draw inspiration and learn from the accomplishments of this coastal village in the hopes of ...


Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:30:00 -0800

Europe is the main destination, notably Spain, Italy and Holland, via Mauritania and Morocco. The remaining 20% is for the local market. Mustafa Fall, the farm Manager hopes to expand such an experience in other regions of Senegal. Publication date: 12 ...
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Mec Fadec, which operates mainly in the Kebemer and Louga regions of Senegal, aims to relieve poverty by offering its clients training in addition to financial services. TIAVO, which was established in 1999, offers credit and savings services to mainly ...

Oxfam America

Oxfam America
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:04:37 -0700

Oxfam commissioned a study focused on a FTF project called Wula Nafaa in the Tambacounda and Kedougou regions of Senegal. While Wula Nafaa did not explicitly have adaptation as an objective, FTF has adaptation as a cross-cutting objective, which we ...

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