Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal (République du Sénégal), is a country in West Africa. It is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World or Eurafrasia and owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi), and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is tropical and alternates between a dry season and rainy season. Senegal's capital and largest city is Dakar.

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Health Statistics

Latest data available from the Global Health Observatory
Total population (2013) 14,133,000
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013) 2,240
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2013) 63/66
Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 0) not available
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2013) 244/192
Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2012) 96
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2012) 5.0

Source: WHO