The Republic of Senegal is a country in West Africa, south of the Senegal River. The total border length of Senegal is 3171 km including the Atlantic Ocean with 531 km to the Atlantic, 813 km to Mauritania to the north, Mali 419 km to the east, 330 km to Guinea and 339 km to Guinea Bissau in the South. Senegal is neighboring to Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Mauritania by sea and land by Cape Verde. The area is; 197,000 km2. The Capital; is Dakar.
Cities of Senegal
Senegal Area Code: +221
Senegal Currency: West African CFA Franc
Dakar, Pikine, Touba, Guédiawaye
The economy of Senegal is generally based on agriculture. Most of the peanuts are grown and it benefits the economy. Lately this production has decreased. Almost 70% of the labor force is in the agricultural area. Other important agricultural products; millet, rice and sorghum. Animal husbandry is not well developed. Often cattle, goats and sheep are grown. Approximately 15% of the territory of the country is suitable for planting.
Senegal is almost the most industrialized country of the French West African territory. However, industry do not play a major role in the economy. Food and fishing industry is available. The only mineral extracted in the country is the only mineral phosphate.
Senegal's Export Products
Gold, Refined Oil, Non-fillet Frozen Fish, Phosphoric acid and Cement.
Senegal's Import Products
Refined Oil, Crude Oil, Rice, Packaged Drugs and Cars.
Senegal Exports Countries
Mali, India, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and China.
Senegal's Imported Countries
France, China, India, Nigeria and Holland.
Nations Living in Senegal
Senegal has a mixed ethnic structure and consists of many groups. 37% of the population is Volof, 18% is Serer, 17% is Peul, 9% is Diola and 9% is Mandingos. The remaining 10% are many small ethnic groups.
Languages spoken in Senegal
Official languages; French and Arabic. Each tribe also has its own native language. Volof, Fulani and Mandingo are spoken a little more.