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
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.