One of the most stable African nations, Senegal is on the west coast of Africa in a zone between the Sahara and sub-Sahara called the Sahel. This region is mostly semi-arid.
Senegal is a land of rolling hills and tropical climate. Agriculture is an important part of the economy and tourism is increasing. Senegal was a minor departure point for the Atlantic Slave Trade. A mostly Muslim nation, French is the official language though the sixteen million inhabitants speak an incredible 39 unique languages.
FunFacts about Senegal, Africa: (Source)
- Basic information, quote: Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal also surrounds Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal’s southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal’s economic and political capital is Dakar. (Source)
- The name, Senegal, comes from the Senegal River, which borders it to the east and north.
- The population of Senegal is 16 million.
- The capital and largest city of Senegal is Dakar which has a population of 2.45 million.
- The climate is Sahelian, a designation that refers to a transition zone across the north of Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian Savanna to the south. This zone is semi-arid.
- During prehistory, many ethnic groups lived in this region.
- Modern Senegal has its roots in European colonialism, which began during the mid-15th century. Eventually, the French dominated this country, but independence was achieved peacefully in 1960.
- Senegal today is one of the more stable African nations.
- Agriculture is a major part of the economy. Senegal produces several important cash crops, including peanuts, sugarcane, cotton, green beans, tomatoes, melons, and mangoes.
- Tourism is on the rise in Senegal.
- Senegal was a minor departure point in the Atlantic slave trade.
- Senegal has a strong reputation in many international organizations.
- Senegalese landscape is one of rolling hills.
- Most of Senegal has a tropical climate except where the desert begins in the east.
- Though French is the official language, Senegal is home to 39 distinct local languages.
- Islam is the predominant religion in Senegal.
- Hospitality is greatly valued in Senegal and is considered part of the national identity.
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