The Rural communities of Senegal (Communautés rurales) (CR) are the fourth-level administrative divisions in the West African country of Senegal. The rural communities of Senegal are administrative subdivisions comprising the villages, but are distinct from the urban communes and municipalities concerning towns, medium or large.
Senegal is a predominantly agricultural country, and the rural communities by far encompass the largest part of the national territory.
The rural communities were imposed by the law No. 72.25 on 19 April 1972.
Until early 2008, there were about 324 rural communities but in August 2008 the number has increased and there are now about 340.
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