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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 Kaffrine Department.[2][3] In 2008, the creation of three new regions increased the number of departments to 45.

Map of the departments and regions of Senegal

The departments are listed below, by region:


Dakar RegionEdit

Diourbel RegionEdit

Fatick RegionEdit

Kaffrine RegionEdit

Kaolack RegionEdit

Kédougou RegionEdit

Kolda RegionEdit

Louga RegionEdit

Matam RegionEdit

Saint-Louis RegionEdit

Departments of Saint-Louis Region

Sédhiou RegionEdit

Tambacounda RegionEdit

Thiès RegionEdit

Ziguinchor RegionEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ List of current local elected officials Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine from Union des Associations d’Élus Locaux (UAEL) du Sénégal; see also the law creating current local government structures: "Code des collectivités locales" (PDF) (in French). (438 KiB), Loi n° 96-06 du 22 mars 1996.
  2. ^ (in French) Décentralisation — Koungheul érigé en département : Totale satisfaction des populations, Le Quotidien, 19 October 2006
  3. ^ (in French) Le nouveau préfet, Ousmane Kane, installé à Koungheul Archived 2008-06-06 at the Wayback Machine, Le Soleil, 26 April 2007