Senegal

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About Country

Capital
Dakar
Population
Approximately 17 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
82 people per square kilometer
GDP
$26.5 billion (nominal, 2020 estimate)
Language
French is the official language, but Wolof, Pulaar, Serer, and other regional languages are also spoken
Currency
West African CFA franc (XOF)
National Dish
Thieboudienne, a popular dish made with fish, rice, and vegetables, is often considered the national dish of Senegal
Religion
Islam is the predominant religion in Senegal, practiced by approximately 95% of the population. Christianity and traditional African religions are also practiced
Climate
Senegal has a tropical climate with a dry season from November to May and a rainy season from June to October
Main Industries
Agriculture, fishing, and mining are the main industries in Senegal, with tourism also playing an important role in the economy
Level of Development
Senegal is considered a developing country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 166 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 197,000 square kilometers

Experience the beauty of Senegal 🇸🇳, where colorful markets 🛍️, stunning beaches 🏖️, and a rich history 🏛️ await. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, explore the diverse wildlife, and discover the many wonders of this amazing country. Plan your trip to Senegal today!

Senegal is a country located on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. It has a rich cultural heritage, with influences from the Wolof, Serer, Toucouleur, and other ethnic groups.

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  • Bandia, Senegal
  • Baobab tree in the village of Ndem, Senegal
  • Casamance, Sénégal
  • Dahra, Senegal
  • Dakar, Dakar, Senegal
  • Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
  • ÃŽle de Gorée, Dakar, Senegal (1)
  • ÃŽle de Gorée, Dakar, Senegal
  • Kaolack, Senegal
  • Lac Rose, Dakar, Sénégal
  • Lake Retba, Senegal
  • MBACKE KADIOR, Darou Marnane, Senegal
  • M'Bour, Senegal
  • Ngaparou, Sénégal
  • Route de la Corniche Ouest, Dakar, Sénégal
  • Saint-Louis, Senegal
  • Senegal Flag
  • Touba Ndamatou, Touba, Senegal
  • Touba, Senegal
  • Village in the south of Senegal close to Guinea

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Senegal include:

  • 1

    Gorée Island: a UNESCO World Heritage Site that served as a major center for the slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • 2

    Pink Lake (Lac Rose): a salt lake located north of Dakar that gets its name from its pink coloration, caused by the presence of a particular type of algae.

  • 3

    Bandia Wildlife Reserve: a wildlife reserve located in the Sine-Saloum Delta region, known for its diverse array of animal species.

  • 4

    Dakar Grand Mosque: a prominent mosque located in the capital city of Dakar.

  • 5

    Niokolo-Koba National Park: a national park in the southeast of the country that is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, and chimpanzees.

  • 6

    Saint-Louis: a historic city located in the north of the country, known for its colonial architecture and music scene.

  • 7

    Joal-Fadiouth: a fishing village located on a small island, known for its unique blend of Muslim and Christian cultures.

  • 8

    Saloum Delta National Park: a national park located in the delta region of the Saloum River, known for its rich biodiversity and scenic beauty.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Senegal has to offer. The country is also known for its vibrant music and dance culture, with traditional styles such as mbalax and sabar being popular throughout the region.

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