AREA AND POPULATIO. The Republic has a total area of 197,161 sq. km; the population in 1965 was about 3-5m. The capital is Dakar (population, 474,000). Kaolack (69,500), Thiès (69,000), Rufisque (48,300), Saint-Louis (47,900), Ziguinchor (29,000), Diourbel (28,500) and Louga are other important towns.
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