Population
12,853,259 as of July 2008
Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 57.16 years
Male: 55.65 years
Female: 58.71 years, (1995 est.)
Total fertility rate: 6.03 children born/woman, (1995 est.)
 
Labor force
2.509 million
(77% are engaged in subsistence farming; 175,000 wage earners)
Nationality
Noun: Senegalese (singular and plural)
Adjective: Senegalese
Religions
Muslim 92%
Indigenous beliefs 6%
Christian 2%, (mostly Roman Catholic)
Age Structure
0-14 years: 45% (female 2,004,514; male 2,021,251)
15-64 years: 52% (female 2,398,609; male 2,301,236)
65 years and over: 3% (female 140,128; male 141,342), (July 1995 est.)
Population growth rate: 3.12%, (1995 est.)
Birth rate: 42.87 births/1,000 population, (1995 est.)
Death rate: 11.64 deaths/1,000 population, (1995 est.)
Net migration rate: NA migrant(s)/1,000 population, (1995 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 73.6 deaths/1,000 live births, (1995 est.)
Literacy
Total population: 27%
Male: 37%
Female: 18%
By occupation
Private sector 40%
Government and parapublic 60%
Ethnic divisions
Wolof 36%
Fulani 17%
Serer 17%
Toucouleur 9%
Diola 9%
Mandingo 9%
European and Lebanese 1%
Other 2%
Languages
French (official)
Wolof
Pulaar
Diola
Mandingo
     
   
Arabic Bainouk Balantya Bambara
Basari Bayot Budik Crioulo
Ejamat Elun French Fulacunda
Fulbe Jerri Fuuta Jalon Ganja Gusilay
Hassaniya Her Jahanka Jola-Fogny
Jola-Kasa Karon Kasanga Kassonke
Kobiana Konyagi Kwatay Lehar
Malinke Mandinka Mandyak Mankanya
Mlomp Ndut Non Palor
Safen Serere-Sine Soninke Toucouleur
Upper Guinea Wolof Yalunka
   

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