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(République du Sénégal). West African state (196,722 km²). Capital: Dakar. Administrative division: regions (11). Population: 11,660,000 residents (2008 estimate). Language: French (official), Sudanese dialects, diola, serer, wolof. Religion: Sunni Muslims 92%, Animists / Traditional Beliefs 6%, Christians 2%. Monetary unit: CFA franc (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.502 (153rd place). Borders: Mauritania (N), Mali (E), Guinea and Guinea-Bissau (S), Atlantic ocean (W). Member of: CEDEAO, OCI, UN, AU and WTO, EU associate. According to COUNTRYAAH, Senegal is a nation in Western Africa, the capital city of which is Dakar. The latest population of Senegal is 16,743,938. REMZFAMILY: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Senegal, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
Apart from the southern S section of Gambia (the Casamance), the Senegalese territory rests on the Senegal River and extends over the great depression centered on the river, one of the characteristic subsidence areas of the African continent. The country is for the most part flat: it has some residual relief only in the innermost section, where the base of Precambrian rocks emergesfrom which the territory is geologically formed. Subjected to various marine sedimentations over the course of geological eras, the depression presents on the surface Cenozoic, marly and calcareous layers, interrupted near the coast by volcanic expansions (due to an eruptive activity linked to the birth of the basin itself), such as those that form the characteristic Cape Verde peninsula. The Cenozoic strata are superimposed, over a large part of the country, by recent clayey layers, of aeolian transport and, in the northern belt, sands carried southwards by the continental winds blowing from the Sahara, such as harmattan. § Due to the scarce rainfall and the tabular conformation of the territory, a large part of Senegal lacks a real hydrographic network. The Senegal, one of the main rivers of West Africa, flows majestically and slowly on the northern edges of the country, marking its border with Mauritania and, through the tributary Falémé, with Mali. Although the regime of the river, fed by the rains (the waters that fall in the furrow of its only tributary in Senegalese territory, the Ferlo, connected to Senegal through Lake Guier, rarely reach it) is very inconstant, it is entirely navigable; for this reason it has always represented the main route of penetration into the interior of the continent from the West African coast. All the rest of the Ferlo, that is, the northern region, the largest of the country, practically lacks superficial hydrography; degraded by long drying processes, however it is not devoid of underground aquifers. Central Senegal has seasonal streams with the exception of the Saloum River, which flows into a large estuary just N of that of Gambia, a river by now relatively rich in water because it is fed by the abundant Guinean rainfall, but which mainly affects the homonymous state. In the extreme southern section of Senegal, however, the country has an important river, navigable for almost a hundred kilometers, the Casamance (which also gives its name to the region it crosses), also well fed by abundant rains. § The climate, characteristic of the Sudanese area, sees increasingly abundant rainfall from N to S: Casamance, with 1500-2000 mm per year, is now part of Guinean Africa, while the belt bathed by Senegal, with no more than 400 mm per year, it falls within the Sahel. As in the whole Sahelian area, rainfall undergoes considerable annual variations, linked to the more or less deep penetration of the Atlantic air masses, at monsoon regime. In winter the northern trade wind cools the coastal areas, while the dry and warm harmattan blows inside: it is the dry season (nor), which culminates between February and April. In the summer, southerly winds predominate, attracted by the low Saharan pressures, and this rainy season locally takes the name of navet. We can still distinguish two climatic periods of transition: the loli, from November to January, characterized by mild temperatures and a certain rainfall, and the tioron, from the end of April to the end of June, with high temperatures, a fair amount of humidity and a first flowering of the vegetation. Temperatures, mitigated on the coast by the influences of the sea (in Dakar they oscillate between 21 ºC, average in January, and 27 ºC, average in July), reach maximum values ​​in the interior often exceeding 40 ºC; Generally lower temperatures, and above all less marked temperature changes, characterize Casamance: in Ziguinchor, where rainfall exceeds 1500 mm per year, average temperatures vary from 23 ºC to 26 ºC.

Climate and Weather of Kaolack, Senegal

The climate of Kaolack According to citypopulationreview, Kaolack is located in western Senegal on the north bank of the Saloum River. The city is located in the Kaolack region, of which it is also the capital. It is the former capital of the kingdom of Saloum, which dates back to the 16th century. There is… Read More »

Senegal Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction In Senegal, the time between the first contact and the direct negotiation of the contract can take longer than we would expect. From this point of view, it is important to pay due attention to the first steps and to approach market partners and prepare… Read More »

Senegal Basic Information

Basic data Capital Dakar Population 16.74 million Language French, Wolof, other local languages Religion Islam (96%), Christianity (3.8%), Indigenous and other religions (0.2%) State system Democratic Republic Head of State Macky Sall Head of government The position of prime minister has been canceled since 2019 Currency name West African CFA Franc (XOF) Travel Time shift… Read More »

Senegal in the Early 2000s

According to Homosociety, the victory of A. Wade, leader of the Parti Démocratique Sénégalais (PDS), in the presidential elections of February-March 2000, represented a strong element of discontinuity in the political history of the country, ending forty years after independence and over twenty from the introduction of multi-partyism, to the predominance of the Parti Socialiste… Read More »

Senegal Ecological Problems

Senegal has had its own environmental law since January 15, 2001, and the Ministry of the Environment was established in the same year. Despite the relatively progressive legislature and, with the publication of the third national report on the state of the environment after 2005 and 2010, in July 2016, a broad environmental monitoring program,… Read More »

Senegal Geography

Relief and Hydrography As one of 16 countries located in Western Africa according to topb2bwebsites, the Senegal is a flat country, usually the plateaus are no higher than 130 meters above sea level. Only in the south-east, when you approach the Guinean massif of the Fouta Djalon, does the country become more hilly. There you… Read More »

History of Senegal

Pre-colonial history The earliest traces of settlement on today’s Senegalese territory date from the Paleolithic and Neolithic. Around 500 AD, the Wolof and Serer, belonging to the Sudanid peoples, immigrated from the northeast into what is now Senegal, and in the 9th century Toucouleur settled in the valley of the Senegal River. Around 900 the… Read More »

Senegal Socio-geographical Conditions

Population In the last census in 2013, the National Statistics Office counted a population of 13.51 million with an average population growth of around 2.7%. Estimates assume a population of 15.74 million and a population growth of 2.31% per year for 2020. Young people The largest city in the country is the capital Dakar (estimated… Read More »

Senegal Form of Government

As one of 16 countries located in Western Africa according to thereligionfaqs, Senegal is a presidential democracy based on the French model. The president is elected by the people for 7 years in a general, direct and free election. The Prime Minister held the presidency until the constitutional amendment in May 2019. This office was… Read More »

Domestic Politics in Senegal: Part II

After Parliament President Macky Sall summoned Wade’s son Karim for a hearing in Parliament, he had fallen from grace and his mandate was reduced to one year in a farce of law changes. Trust in the country’s democratic institutions had sunk to an all-time low at the end of 2008, and the population was no… Read More »

Domestic Politics in Senegal: Part I

s one of 16 countries located in Western Africa according to themakeupexplorer, the Senegal stands out an unusual Regional ratios political stability and violence. As one of the few African states, it never had to experience a coup. Especially after the exemplary change of power in 2000, it had an almost exemplary reputation as a… Read More »

Opposition and Civil Society in Senegal

The walls of Dakar are littered with political slogans Slogans Bennoo, opposition In the last few years of the Wade era, the opposition and civil society complained about the undemocratic conditions in the country, but it must be said that, in contrast to other countries in the region, fortunately freedom of expression was and is… Read More »

Senegal Media

Newspaper stand in Dakar A lively media scene has emerged from the original state monopoly. Today in Senegal there are 7 television channels, 18 daily newspapers, 15 weekly and monthly magazines, several news Internet portals, 25 radio stations, 3 of which are state and 22 private and around 60 so-called “radio communautaires”, local radio stations… Read More »

Senegal Foreign policy

The country in a regional and international context As one of 16 countries located in Western Africa according to politicsezine, Senegal traditionally has close foreign policy relations with the western world, above all with the former colonial power France. The country also maintains a wide range of good diplomatic relations, is represented in many international… Read More »

Tourism in Senegal

Tourism posters in Sine Saloum The tertiary sector accounts for around 60% of GDP. It is the tourism of the second largest foreign exchange earner. Much of the Senegalese tourism sector is still hand-knitted like these posters. What seems charming and authentic to some is a shortcoming for others. Tourist impressions in Senegal Bathing island… Read More »

Senegal Agriculture

Although over 60% of the population works in agriculture, this sector only generates just under 17% of GDP, and the trend is falling. The mainly smallholder-oriented agriculture suffers from poor framework conditions: the soils are bad and depleted and the improper use of fertilizers and pesticides due to the lack of education of the rural… Read More »

Senegal Economic Sectors

Livestock farming Zebus Sheep at the weekly market The livestock consists primarily in cattle herds (Zebus) of the nomadic Peulhs (so-called. “Transhumants”) (Pular). About 30% of the land area is designated pastureland, but the droughts of recent decades have had dire effects here too. Thousands of cattle perished in the 1970’s and many of the… Read More »

Senegal Economic Policy

Village assembly Economic policy is geared towards liberalization and privatization. The central policy area has been poverty reduction since 2003, also through an accelerated growth strategy aimed at promoting economic growth and the private sector.The central document on poverty reduction was the National Strategy for Economic and Social Development 2013-2017 (SNDES). Under Macky Sall, the… Read More »

Senegal Development Policy

Homeless man Laundresses in the medina Woman fetching water Separating the chaff from the peanuts As one of 16 countries located in Western Africa according to localtimezone, Senegal is one of the poorest countries in the world and only ranks 166th out of 189 in the current UNDP Human Development Index of 2018. The country… Read More »

Senegal Population

Senegal Society Alphabetized adults: 51.9% (2019, HDR) Major religions: Islam 95%, Christianity 4% Urban population: 47.7% (2019, HDR) Life expectancy (female / male): 69.9 / 65.8 years (2019, HDR) Gender Inequality Index: Rank 130 of 162 (2019, HDR) Number of births: 4,6 / woman (2018, World Bank) Infant mortality: 31.8 / 1000 live births (2019,… Read More »

Senegal Gender Ratio

Nescafé seller Almost a quarter of the population lives below the absolute poverty line and has to get by on less than one USD a day. Around 70% of the population work in agriculture under rudimentary and difficult conditions, but survival in the villages is becoming increasingly difficult. More and more people are moving to… Read More »

Senegal Education

The education sector is fraught with many problems. At the World Education Forum in Dakar in April 2000, the international community decided on the Dakar Framework for Action, an international plan of action that aimed to achieve general basic education by 2015. To achieve this goal, the government decided on an ambitious ten-year plan, which… Read More »

Religion and Healthcare in Senegal

Religion The church tower of Fadiouth The minaret of the great mosque of Dakar Religion is omnipresent in Senegal and plays an important role in people’s lives. 95% of the people are Muslim, 4% Christian and 1% of traditional beliefs (animists). However, elements from these traditional notions such as ancestor worship and magical practices and… Read More »

Senegal Culture and Art

The cultural values of Senegal and Central Europe differ considerably, and intercultural misunderstandings inevitably arise, especially at the beginning of a stay. Newcomers almost inevitably violate the cultural customs of their host country more than once and it is useful to know the essential differences between the Senegalese and a Western culture and to consider… Read More »

Living in Senegal

Senegal Everyday life Currency: Franc CFA (XOF) Exchange rate: 656 FCFA per € 1 (fixed exchange rate) Time zone: UTC ± 0 Country code (phone): +221 Climate (for capital): subtropical Entry and residence regulations To protect against the corona virus, the state of emergency has been in effect in Senegal, one of 16 countries located… Read More »

Travelling to Senegal

Travel, transportation and traffic The best time to travel is in the cooler months from November to May. The tourist infrastructure is well developed and a large number of European airlines and charter flights (these primarily from France) land in Dakar. The Au-Senegal site should be mentioned again as a French-language treasure trove for hotels,… Read More »

Senegal Overview

Map of Senegal As one of 16 countries located in Western Africa according to travelationary, Senegal has been one of the most politically and economically stable countries in West Africa for decades. Industry and tourism are developing, but the majority of the population still works in difficult conditions in the agricultural sector and in fishing.… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Senegal

IELTS Testing Centres in Senegal In total, there is one test location in Senegal that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner… Read More »