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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Senegal - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



18 032 473 (2023) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Senegal - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 8th June 2021

In Fula (Fulfulde), Adlam script:


(where image indicates the decimal separator and image the thousands separator). Numbers in Adlam are written from right to left.

In Fula (Fulfulde), Latin script; Jolay-Fogny, and French:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

In Wolof:


(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Senegal - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 8th June 2021

In Fula (Fulfulde), Adlam script:


In Fula (Fulfulde), Latin script; Jolay-Fogny and French:


In Wolof:


Senegal - Languages


The official language is French External. Seven national languages are recognized: Pulaar Fulfulde External (1 946 000 speakers); Jola-Fogny External (210 000 speakers); Malinka External (258 500 speakers); Mandinka External (445 500 speakers); Serere-Sine External (848 000 speakers); Soninke External (150 000 speakers) and Wolof External (2 620 000 speakers). 31 other languages are spoken. The most widely spoken of these are: Balanta External (78 000 speakers); Upper Guinea Crioulo External (a Portuguese Creole, 55 000 speakers) and Fuuta Jalon External (100 000 speakers).

Senegal - Example address format



For Dakar, the city name may be followed with a further string indicating the section of the city in this way:

   13000 DAKAR RP

When the address is for a "postchance" delivery, the format may look like this:

   BP 1120 Postchance no 1

Addresses in a non-native language will usually be found written in French. Please refer to the chapter on France for address component information.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Senegal - Post office box


This is written Boîte Postale. postchance is also found.

Senegal - Postal codes


Senegal introduced a postal code (Code Postal) in September 2003, consisting of 5 digits. This is placed before the settlement name on the last line of the address block.

The first digit indicates the delivery zone, the second and third the post office and the final two the distribution point. The final two digits of the postal code depend on the recipient. Postal codes ending 00 are to residences. Those with the final digits 22, 23 or 24 are for delivery to post office boxes. Postal codes ending in the digits 51 to 99 are for “postchance” deliveries (post office boxes installed in neighbourhoods). There are no postal codes commencing 0 or 9.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Senegal - Postal code format graphic


Senegal - Postal code format

Senegal - Postal code specifics

Senegal - Postal code regular expression


Senegal - Postal code level of coverage


Senegal - Postal code map


Place names in Senegal


   Note: This section last updated 4th September 2014

Refer to Exonyms in Senegal for full lists of place names in Senegal in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Senegal - Administrative districts


Senegal has 14 regions External. These are:

    Dakar External
    Diourbel External
    Fatick External
    Kaffrine External
    Kaolack External
    Kédougou External
    Kolda External
    Louga External
    Matam External
    Saint-Louis External
    Sédhiou External
    Tambacounda External
    Thiès External
    Ziguinchor External

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Senegal


   Note: This section last updated 31st August 2021

Senegal telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 9 digits. Mobile numbers commence 70 or 75-79.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/senegal/admin/ External 20231121

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