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Coat of arms of Senegal.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Senegal

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.[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
Area
(km2)
Population
(2013 census)
[2]
Dakar Dakar 547 2,956,023
Ziguinchor Ziguinchor 7,352 523,840
Diourbel Diourbel 4,824 1,420,082
Saint-Louis Saint-Louis 19,241 870,629
Tambacounda Tambacounda 42,364 649,854
Kaolack Kaolack   5,357 918,355
Thiès Thiès 6,670 1,709,112
Louga Louga 24,889 835,325
Fatick Fatick 6,849 835,352
Kolda Kolda 13,771 633,675
Matam Matam 29,445 541,032
Kaffrine Kaffrine 11,262 544,011
Kédougou Kédougou 16,800 152,134
Sédhiou Sédhiou 7,341 434,877
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]

References[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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