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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
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityDakar
Government TypePresidential 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)
GDP (nominal)USD 31.141 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking123
Primary IndustriesExternal tradde and investment,Indebtedness,Trade unions,Stock exchanges
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Chemical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fruits and Nuts, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cereals & Pulses, Electrical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Vegetables and Related Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Marine Vessels, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products, Wood and Pulp, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 5.725 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 12.129 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 6.404 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
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
Major Exports to IndiaChemical Products, Fruits and Nuts, Vegetables and Related Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Other Products, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Machinery & Appliances
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Marine Vessels, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Ceramic Products, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Books and Papers
India's Imports ValueUSD 1,377.37 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 1,134.20 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 0 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for SenegalEmbassy of India
H.E. Dinkar Asthana
Honourable Ambassador
5 Avenue Carde,BP 398, Dakar,Senegal

00-221-338495875 , 00-221-338495875

Embassy Details of Senegal in IndiaSenegal
Embassy 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)