Guide to SENEGAL
SENEGAL which official name is Republic of Senegal or Senegal, is a country from Africa located at the Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania. SENEGAL with 2,640 km sq km, limits with: The Gambia 740 km, Guinea 330 km, Guinea-Bissau 338 km, Mali 419 km, Mauritania 813 km; and is divided in 11 regions . SENEGAL's capital is Dakar which is the most populated city with about 2,702,820 inhabitants.
History of SENEGAL
SENEGAL's government is republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Abdoulaye Wade as head of state and Prime Minister Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré as head of government.
Other symbols of SENEGAL are Senegalese motto " Un peuple, un but, une foi (French, One people, one goal, one faith) Senegalese anthem "Pincez Tous vos Koras, Frappez les Balafons (Pluck Your Koras, Strike the Balafons) Senegalese flag.Senegalese flag is composed by three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), yellow, and red with a small green five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia .
SENEGAL's history is quite long: The French colonies of Senegal and the French Sudan were merged in 1959 and granted their independence as the Mali Federation in 1960. The union broke up after only a few months. Senegal was ruled by the Socialist Party for 40 years until current President Abdoulaye WADE was elected in 2000. Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982, but the envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989. The most significant threat within Senegal since the 1980s has been led by the Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC). Although a peace agreement was signed in December 2004, internal rifts continue to keep the peace process deadlocked. Nevertheless, Senegal remains one of the most stable democracies in Africa. Senegal has a long history of participating in international peacekeeping.
SENEGAL has an area of 196,190Km ,with a coastline of 531, this great area is composed by 192,000 sq km of land and 4,190 sq km of water. Senegalese geography is known by it's generally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast . This makes Senegalese's land specially proclive to lowlands seasonally flooded; periodic droughts.
Guide to travel to SENEGAL
If you are thinking on traveling to SENEGAL, you will have to take in consideration some points like SENEGAL's currency, SENEGAL's weather, SENEGAL's national holiday and SENEGAL's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. SENEGAL`s currency is called franc ( CFAF), which is divided in 100 centimes. For your consideration, franc's exchange rate is about 0 per dolar.416.3810798366.
SENEGAL's weather is characterized to be tropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to SENEGAL.
You can also consider to visit SENEGAL on it's national holiday to get in SENEGAL's culture. If you do so, SENEGAL's national holiday is called Independence Day, 4 April.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of SENEGAL: unnamed feature near Nepen Diakha 581 m. And try also to get to SENEGAL's lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit SENEGAL's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to SENEGAL, with more than 20 airports and 1 airlines, you will get to SENEGAL without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. SENEGAL has about906 of railways, and also1,000 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
SENEGAL is known by Senegaleses as Republique du Senegal or Senegal in the shortened way. Senegalese, about 12,521,851 people, are composed by different ethnics: Wolof 43.3%, Pular 23.8%, Serer 14.7%, Jola 3.7%, Mandinka 3%, Soninke 1.1%, European and Lebanese 1%, other 9.4%. And they also have different languages: French.
Another relevant point nowadays it's SENEGAL's religion. Senegaleses are divided in Muslim 94%, Christian 5% (mostly Roman Catholic), indigenous beliefs 1%.
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