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Senegal
Senegal
is subdivided into 14 regions (French: régions, singular – région), each of which is administered by a Conseil Régional (pl.: Conseils Régionaux) elected by population weight at the arrondissement level. Senegal
Senegal
is further subdivided into 45 departments, 103 arrondissements (neither of which have administrative function) and by collectivités locales (the 14 regions, 110 communes, and 320 communautés rurales) which elect administrative officers. 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.

To date, all regions take their name from their regional capitals.

REGION CAPITAL Area (km2) Population (2013 census)

DAKAR Dakar
Dakar
547 3,137,196

ZIGUINCHOR Ziguinchor 7,352 549,151

DIOURBEL Diourbel 4,824 1,497,455

SAINT-LOUIS Saint-Louis 19,241 908,942

TAMBACOUNDA Tambacounda 42,364 681,310

KAOLACK Kaolack 5,357 960,875

THIèS Thiès 6,670 1,788,864

LOUGA Louga 24,889 874,193

FATICK Fatick 6,849 835,352

KOLDA Kolda 13,771 714,392

MATAM Matam 29,445 562,539

KAFFRINE Kaffrine 11,262 566,992

KéDOUGOU Kédougou 16,800 152,357

SéDHIOU Sédhiou 7,341 452,944

The Conseil Régional building in Ziguinchor . Regions, unlike Departments or Arrondissements (but like Communes), have defined administrative and political power in Senegal.

SEE ALSO

* Departments of Senegal
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* Arrondissements of Senegal
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* ISO 3166-2:SN

REFERENCES

* ^ 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: (in French)Code des collectivités locales, Loi n° 96-06 du 22 mars 1996. * ^ Senegal
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at GeoHive.

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