Departments of Senegal

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

 
Departments of Dakar Region

Diourbel RegionEdit

 
Departments of Diourbel Region

Fatick RegionEdit

 
Departments of Fatick Region

Kaffrine RegionEdit

 
Departments of Kaffrine Region

Kaolack RegionEdit

 
Departments of Kaolack Region

Kédougou RegionEdit

 
Departments of Kédougou Region

Kolda RegionEdit

 
Departments of Kolda Region

Louga RegionEdit

 
Departments of Louga Region

Matam RegionEdit

 
Departments of Matam Region

Saint-Louis RegionEdit

 
Departments of Saint-Louis Region

Sédhiou RegionEdit

 
Departments of Sédhiou Region

Tambacounda RegionEdit

 
Departments of Tambacounda Region

Thiès RegionEdit

 
Departments of Thies Region

Ziguinchor RegionEdit

 
Departments of Ziguinchor Region

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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