Newsletter II-2, an update to the ISO 3166-2 standard, is dated 2010-06-30. It assigns ISO codes to the three new regions created in 2008. "Geopolitical Entities and Codes", the successor to FIPS standard 10-4, was first published in 2010-04. It also gives codes for these regions.
FIPS Publication Change Notice No. 10, affecting FIPS PUB 10-4, was issued on 2006-03-23. It assigns a new FIPS code to the new Matam region, and changes the codes for two old regions. This suggests that the FIPS people think that Matam region also incorporated part of Louga. ISO 3166-2 Newsletter number I-5, dated 2003-09-05, shows the creation of Matam.
In 1900, present-day Senegal was part of French Sudan. In 1904, it became part of the gouvernement général of French West Africa (Afrique Occidentale Française, or A.O.F.). A.O.F. initially comprised the French colonies of Ivory Coast, Dahomey, French Guinea, Senegal, and Upper Senegal and Niger. The name of Upper Senegal and Niger was changed to French Sudan on 1920-12-04. French Sudan and Senegal formed the Federation of Mali on 1959-04-04. On 1960-06-20, the Federation of Mali became independent. It split up into its two original components, Sudan and Senegal, on 1960-08-22. Senegal and The Gambia formed a federation called Senegambia from 1982-02-01 to 1989-09-21.
from ethnic name
Senegal is divided into fourteen régions (regions).
See the Departments of Senegal page.
The regions are divided into 34 départements, which are further subdivided into arrondissements.
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SN.SL). This left Senegal with the following eleven regions:
SN.KL). Kédougou region split from Tambacounda (
SN.TC). Sédhiou region split from Kolda (
SN.KD). They had previously been departments with the same names. Eleven new departments were created at that time. The law approving this change was passed on 2008-02-01; the decree took effect on 2008-09-10 (source ). The governors of the new regions were installed on 2008-09-01 through 2008-09-03.
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