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Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Program

Senegal

Senegal

 

Located in the westernmost part of Africa’s Sahel region, Senegal is one of the most stable and politically open countries in Africa. It has a national territory that spans 196,712 km2, with 700 km of coast by the Atlantic Ocean and a population estimated at 15.7 million in 2018. Approximately half of the population lives in urban areas, with 23 percent of the total population living in the greater Dakar region, which accounts for 0.3 percent of the country’s geographic territory.


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