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About Senegal

Senegal, officially known as the Republic of Senegal is a country in the West African region. The country previously a french colony.

The country is one of the poorest countries with a very low human development index. The economy is primarily mining, agriculture, and fisheries.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityDakar
Government Typepresidential democratic republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyWest African CFA franc, XOF
Phone Code +221
Important CitiesDakar, Touba, Thiès, Rufisque, Kaolack, M'Bour, Ziguinchor, Saint-Louis, Diourbel, Louga
National DayIndependence Day (Apr-04)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking123
Primary IndustriesExternal tradde and investment,Indebtedness,Trade unions,Stock exchanges
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oils ., Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Ores, slag and ash, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Iron and steel
Major Exports to IndiaCereals, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Pharmaceutical products, Electrical machinery and equipment , Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Aluminium and articles thereof, Plastics and articles thereof, Organic chemicals, Ceramic products, Man-made filaments, strip , Sugars and sugar confectionery
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Cereals, Electrical machinery and equipment, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Iron and steel, Pharmaceutical products, Articles of iron or steel, Plastics and articles thereof, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock
Major Imports from IndiaInorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Lead and articles thereof, Ores, slag and ash, Cereals, Lac, gums, resins, Cotton, Electrical machinery and equipment, Plastics and articles thereof, Aluminium and articles thereof, Iron and steel
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaAs per DGCIS, Government of India, statistics, Indian exports to Senegal in 2018-19 touched $ 639 mn and imports from Senegal $ 658 mn. India's investment is mainly in construction, tourism, retail, trading, phosphates, pharmaceuticals etc
Bordering NationsGambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( Organisation of Islamic CooperationRepublicsStates and territories established in 1960), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for SenegalEmbassy of India (accredited to Gambia and Guinea Bissau)
H.E. Dinkar Asthana
Honourable Ambassador
5 Avenue Carde,BP 398, Dakar,Senegal
00-221-338495875 , 00-221-338495875

Embassy Details of Senegal in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Senegal
H.E. Mr. Abdoul Wahab Haidara
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
C6/10Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2615-4423 (O)

Honorary Consul of Senegal in Chennei
H.E. Mr. Ashok R. Thakkar
Honorary Consul
6, IInd Floor, Indian Chamber s Building, Chennei-600 108
+91-44-25351037 (O)

Honorary Consul of Senegal in Hyderabad
H.E. Mr. Udaia Kumar Musuku
Honorary Consul
1-224/58, Rajiv Nagar, Nacharam, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

04027158387/80 (O)