Geography in Senegal

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Geography in Senegal


The continent: Africa
  
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Area in Senegal


Surface area

196 710 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 87 in the world of 233 (63,09%); 34 in Africa from 56 (41,07%)

Land area

192 530 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 85 in the world of 230 (63,48%); 33 in Africa from 54 (40,74%)

Territorial waters

4 180 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 71 in the world of 153 (54,25%); 23 in Africa from 40 (45%)

Land use in Senegal


Land area

192 530 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 85 in the world of 230 (63,48%); 33 in Africa from 54 (40,74%)

Agricultural land

46,06 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 76 in the world of 208 (63,94%); 29 in Africa from 53 (47,17%)
6,65 % (1,33 % annual) ↗
min: 43,58; max: 49,28; max-min: 5,70 (11,57%); mid: 46,43;
-0,369 (-0,801%)
88 680 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 76 in the world of 209 (64,11%); 32 in Africa from 54 (42,59%)
6,65 % (1,33 % annual) ↗
min: 83 900; max: 94 880; max-min: 10 980 (11,57%); mid: 89 390;
-710 (-0,801%)
0,586 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 76 in the world of 207 (63,77%); 33 in Africa from 52 (38,46%)
24,54 % (4,91 % annual) ↗
min: 0,586; max: 2,72; max-min: 2,14 (78,46%); mid: 1,65;
-1,07 (-182,13%)

Arable land

16,62 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 62 in the world of 206 (70,39%); 16 in Africa from 53 (71,70%)
18,75 % (3,75 % annual) ↗
min: 13,95; max: 19,89; max-min: 5,95 (29,90%); mid: 16,92;
-0,299 (-1,80%)
32 000 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 63 in the world of 206 (69,90%); 23 in Africa from 53 (58,49%)
18,75 % (3,75 % annual) ↗
min: 29 330; max: 38 000; max-min: 8 670 (22,82%); mid: 33 665;
-1 665 (-5,20%)
0,212 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 69 in the world of 206 (66,99%); 23 in Africa from 53 (58,49%)
38,66 % (7,73 % annual) ↗
min: 0,212; max: 0,924; max-min: 0,712 (77,11%); mid: 0,568;
-0,356 (-168,40%)

Forest area

42,97 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 64 in the world of 205 (69,27%); 14 in Africa from 53 (75,47%)
2,42 % (0,484 % annual) ↗
min: 42,97; max: 48,55; max-min: 5,58 (11,50%); mid: 45,76;
-2,79 (-6,50%)
82 730 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 59 in the world of 206 (71,84%); 18 in Africa from 54 (68,52%)
2,42 % (0,484 % annual) ↗
min: 82 730; max: 93 480; max-min: 10 750 (11,50%); mid: 88 105;
-5 375 (-6,50%)
0,547 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 69 in the world of 204 (66,67%); 18 in Africa from 52 (67,31%)
19,59 % (3,92 % annual) ↗
min: 0,547; max: 1,24; max-min: 0,697 (56,04%); mid: 0,895;
-0,349 (-63,75%)

Terrestrial protected areas

25,20 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 48 in the world of 204 (76,96%); 13 in Africa from 53 (77,36%)
0,011 % (0,0022676 % annual) ↘
min: 25,18; max: 25,20; max-min: 0,020 (0,079%); mid: 25,19;
0,010 (0,040%)
48 519 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 59 in the world of 202 (71,29%); 24 in Africa from 51 (54,90%)
0,0001666 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 107 in the world of 202 (47,52%); 21 in Africa from 51 (60,78%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Senegal


Length of land borders

2 684 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 71 in the world of 166 (57,83%); 30 in Africa from 49 (40,82%)

Number of Neighbors

5 [?] (2015)
(descending): 36 in the world of 164 (78,66%); 18 in Africa from 49 (65,31%)

Coastline

531 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 104 in the world of 191 (46,07%); 23 in Africa from 40 (45%)

Elevation in Senegal


mean elevation

69 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 156 in the world of 163 (4,91%); 47 in Africa from 48 (4,17%)

highest point

581 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 185 in the world of 232 (20,69%); 54 in Africa from 56 (5,36%)

Main parameters in Senegal


Population

15 129 273 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 72 in the world of 233 (69,53%); 24 in Africa from 56 (58,93%)
14,36 % (2,87 % annual) ↘
min: 3 177 560; max: 15 129 273; max-min: 11 951 713 (79,00%); mid: 9 153 417;
5 975 857 (39,50%)

Surface area

196 710 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 87 in the world of 233 (63,09%); 34 in Africa from 56 (41,07%)

Population density

78,58 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 128 in the world of 230 (44,78%); 20 in Africa from 54 (64,81%)
14,36 % (2,87 % annual) ↘
min: 16,96; max: 78,58; max-min: 61,62 (78,42%); mid: 47,77;
30,81 (39,21%)

Population growth rate

3,07 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 16 in the world of 216 (93,06%); 12 in Africa from 54 (79,63%)
4,14 % (0,829 % annual) ↘
min: 2,41; max: 3,15; max-min: 0,737 (23,41%); mid: 2,78;
0,284 (9,27%)

Surface area

1,30 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 129 in the world of 233 (45,06%); 21 in Africa from 56 (64,29%)
16,77 % (3,35 % annual) ↗
min: 1,30; max: 6,20; max-min: 4,90 (79,02%); mid: 3,75;
-2,45 (-188,28%)