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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.

Regions of Senegal

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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