Country Information

Population
15,020,945 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Wolof (37.1), Pular (26.2), Serer (17), Mandinka (5.6), Jola (4.5), Soninke (1.4), other (8.3) (includes Europeans and persons of Lebanese descent)

Religion (%)
Muslim (95.5) (most adhere to one of the four main Sufi brotherhoods), Christian (4.1) (mostly Roman Catholic)

Leader
President Macky Sall

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Civil law system based on French law; judicial review of legislative acts in Constitutional Court

Sources: CIA World Factbook

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