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Regions of Senegal
Senegal

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

Senegal is subdivided into 14 regions (régions, singular – région), each of which is administered by a Conseil Régional (pl.: Conseils Régionaux) elected by population weight at the Arrondissement level. Senegal is further subdivided by 45 départements, 103 arrondissements (neither of which have administrative function) and by collectivités locales (the 14 régions, 110 communes, and 320 communautés rurales) which elect administrative officers.[1] 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.

See also

References

  1. 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: (French)Code des collectivités locales, Loi n° 96-06 du 22 mars 1996.

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