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Internet Usage Statistics:
1,989,396 Internet users as of Dec.31, 2011;
15.7% of the population, according to ITU.

Senegal - officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country south of the Senegal River in western Africa. Senegal is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south. The Gambia lies almost entirely within Senegal, surrounded on the north, east and south; from its western coast, The Gambia's territory follows the Gambia River more than 300 km inland. The Cape Verde islands lie some 560 km (348 miles) off the Senegalese coast.

Latest Population Estimate:
12,969,606 population for 2012, according to US Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita was US$ 1,070 for 2011, according to the World Bank.

Senegal Land Size (Area):
Senegal has 196,722 sq km - Population Density is 66 persons per sq km.

Weather in Senegal: Weather in Senegal.

Senegal Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




0.1 %

US$ 410





1.0 %

US$ 710





5.0 %

US$ 550





4.9 %

US$ 710





15.7 %

US$ 1,070


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations and World Bank.

Senegal Statistics
Senegal Statistics from the World Bank

Search Engines and Directories:
Senegal Search Engines

Senegal Open Directory


Senegal Profile

Senegal in the Wikipedia
Senegal history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Senegal in the CIA Factbook
Senegal information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Senegal Profile
Up to date resume about country leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Senegal e-Government Page
Senegal official portal, with useful links.

Senegal Information Page
Senegal background note, with useful information.

Senegal Politics Page
Senegal wikipedia overview about the Government,
and history of the country.

Senegal Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Senegal Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Senegal has developed one of Africa’s most extensive and modern telecommunications infrastructures. Real liberalisation began in 1997 with the partial privatisation of the national operator Sonatel. The incumbent’s monopoly officially ended in 2004, and a second national operator (SNO) and third mobile operator may be licensed before the end of 2006. Mobile services were introduced in 1996 and competition in that sub-sector in 1999. Since the introduction of competition, the number of mobile subscribers has grown dramatically, with cellular lines now representing more than 85% of all telephone lines. Internet usage has doubled every year since 2003 when ADSL services were introduced. Overall market penetration is still low, resulting in attractive opportunities for new entrants.
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Internet, ICT, Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Senegal

In few years, the bandwidth of traffic on Internet services provided by Senegal's telecom Sonatel has doubled. By today, Internet services provided by Sonatel are the most extensive in sub-Saharan Africa, second only to those in South Africa, a country of much bigger resources.

This is reported in a press release by the Senegalese telecom company, which explains that "bandwidth of traffic on the submarine cables of Sonatel by 7 September 2006 has passed the mark of 1.24 gigabyte a second."

This bandwidth of traffic is both a key measure of quantity, but also of the quality of Internet services provided to the public, "because it determines the speed of downloading pages, notably from servers based in Europe or the United States, and at bottom line, as this number is increased, the more comfortable your use of the Internet gets," the Sonatel statement adds.

The company further explains that the current extensions were to offer users in Senegal services that are of a superior quality, that come at a higher speed and that will provide for more comfort on the Internet; including improved flow in the downloading of pages and quicker downloads of information, navigation, reception of e-mails, teleconferences and multi-media services.

Bandwidth of Internet traffic to and from Senegal, as operated by Sonatel, has been increasing at a booming speed ever since 2002. It went from 42 to 53 megabytes a second in June 2002. By November 2004, it had already increased tenfold, reaching the level of 512 megabytes a second. By now, it has again doubled, reaching the benchmark of 1.24 gigabytes a second.

Internet use in Senegal has also been booming for the last years, especially in Dakar, but also beyond the capital, where an impressing telecom infrastructure has been created. As prices for broadband installation and services rapidly are going down, a bigger segment of the population uses the Internet at work and at home. Standard broadband subscriptions cost around euro 80 for installation and euro 40 a month, while even cheaper deals can be found.

The real boom in Internet - reaching a large part of population - is however attributed to Senegal's large and ever-growing number of telecentres or cybercafes, which combine telephone and fax services with Internet renting at a low price. Renting a computer connected to the web normally does not costs more than franc CFA 300 (euro 0.45) an hour. Uses vary from e-mail communication to news reading, chatting, games and multi-media usage, and costumers include almost all social layers.

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