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The 14 Regions of Senegal are subdivided into 45 departments and 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]

In 2006, the new department of Koungheul was created as a division of Kaolack Department.[2][3][4] In 2008, the creation of three new regions increased the number of départments to 45.

Departments of Senegal

The departments are listed below, by region:

Dakar Region

Departments of Dakar Region

Diourbel Region

Departments of Diourbel Region

Fatick Region

Departments of Fatick Region

Kaffrine Region

Kaolack Region

Departments of Kaolack Region

Kédougou Region

Kolda Region

Departments of Kolda Region

Louga Region

Departments of Louga Region

Matam Region

Departments of Matam Region

Saint-Louis Region

Departments of Saint-Louis Region

Sédhiou Region

Tambacounda Region

Departments of Tambacounda Region

Thiès Region

Departments of Thies Region

Ziguinchor Region

Departments of Ziguinchor Region

See also


  1. List of current local elected officials from Union des Associations d’Élus Locaux (UAEL) du Sénégal; see also the law creating current local government structures: (French) Code des collectivités locales PDF (438 KiB), Loi n° 96-06 du 22 mars 1996.
  2. Département de Koungheul on the French Wikipedia
  3. (French) Décentralisation — Koungheul érigé en département : Totale satisfaction des populations, Le Quotidien, 19 October 2006
  4. (French) Le nouveau préfet, Ousmane Kane, installé à Koungheul, Le Soleil, 26 April 2007

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