GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Senegal is a country on Africa’s west coast with a rich French colonial heritage and many natural attractions. Dakar, the capital, features the ancient Médina district and esteemed Musée Théodore Monod, displaying African art. Dakar is also known for its nightlife, centered on native mbalax music. Saint-Louis, formerly the capital of French West Africa, has an old town with colonial architecture.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

11,658,000

CAPITAL

Dakar (2,167,000)

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $1,500

LANGUAGE

French, Wolof, Pulaar, Diola, Jola, Mandinka

RELIGION

Muslim, Christian

LIFE EXPECTANCY

53

AREA

196,722 square kilometers (75,955 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

40

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DAKAR

Dakar is the capital of Senegal, in West Africa. It is an Atlantic port on the Cap-Vert peninsula. Its traditional Médina quarter is home to the Grande Mosquée, marked by a towering minaret. The Musée Théodore Monod displays cultural artifacts including clothing, drums, carvings and tools. The city’s vibrant nightlife is inspired by the local mbalax music.

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KAOLACK

Kaolack is a town of 172,305 people on the north bank of the Saloum River. It is the capital of the Kaolack Region, which borders The Gambia to the south.

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NGAPAROU

Ngaparou is a small town in western Senegal, located in the Thiès Region on the Petite Côte, near Saly. The area is popular for its long sandy beaches.

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NGOR

Ngor is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, with a population of 17,383 (2013). It is the westernmost point of the African continent. It includes the small island of Ngor, which is a popular weekenders destination.

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SAINT LOUIS

Saint-Louis is a city on the northwest coast of Senegal. It is known for its French colonial architecture. The old town is on N’Dar Island, and is linked to the mainland by the 1865 Faidherbe Bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel. Place Faidherbe has well-preserved buildings, including the Governor’s Palace and the neoclassical cathedral. The Musée du CRDS exhibits historical artifacts and art.

DAKAR

Senegal -Dakar-Other pictures Dakar 2006-20436 COVER

Dakar is the capital of Senegal, in West Africa. It is an Atlantic port on the Cap-Vert peninsula. Its traditional Médina quarter is home to the Grande Mosquée, marked by a towering minaret. The Musée Théodore Monod displays cultural artifacts including clothing, drums, carvings and tools. The city’s vibrant nightlife is inspired by the local mbalax music.

KAOLACK

Senegal -Kaolack-1.Roadtrip Dakar-Kaolack-17661 COVER

Kaolack is a town of 172,305 people on the north bank of the Saloum River. It is the capital of the Kaolack Region, which borders The Gambia to the south.

NGAPAROU

Senegal -Ngaparou-12843 COVER

Ngaparou is a small town in western Senegal, located in the Thiès Region on the Petite Côte, near Saly. The area is popular for its long sandy beaches.

NGOR

Senegal -Ngor-13222 COVER

Ngor is a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, with a population of 17,383 (2013). It is the westernmost point of the African continent. It includes the small island of Ngor, which is a popular weekenders destination.

SAINT LOUIS

Senegal -Saint Louis-12836 COVER

Saint-Louis is a city on the northwest coast of Senegal. It is known for its French colonial architecture. The old town is on N’Dar Island, and is linked to the mainland by the 1865 Faidherbe Bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel. Place Faidherbe has well-preserved buildings, including the Governor’s Palace and the neoclassical cathedral. The Musée du CRDS exhibits historical artifacts and art.

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