What is Senegal?

  • (noun): A republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960.
    Synonyms: Republic of Senegal


Senegal i/ˌsɛnɨˈɡɔːl/ (French: le Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (République du Sénégal, ), is a country in West Africa. It owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Senegal is externally bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south; internally it almost completely surrounds The Gambia, namely on the north, east and south, except for Gambia's short Atlantic coastline. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi), and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is tropical with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season.

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Senegal - Culture - Hospitality
... "teranga", and it is so identified with the pride of Senegal that the national football team is known as the Lions of Teranga ...
Saraya Department
... Saraya Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Kédougou Region ... It is also an arrondissement of Senegal Regions, departments and arrondissements of Senegal Dakar Region Dakar Almadies Grand Dakar Parcelles Assainies ...
Senegal–United States Relations - History
... Senegal enjoys an excellent relationship with the United States ... The Government of Senegal is known and respected for its able diplomats and has often supported the U.S ... States maintains friendly relations with Senegal and provides considerable economic and technical assistance ...