Senegal,officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast and Guinea-Bissauto the southwest. Senegal nearly surrounds the Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal’s southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal’s economic and political capital is Dakar.
Facts About Senegal That Makes It Special
1. Senegal is a country in West Africa known for its vibrant culture with over 20 ethnic groups.
2. The capital of Senegal is Dakar, which is the political and economic capital of Senegal and holds over 30 percent of Senegal’s total population.
3. Senegal has a Pink Lake. The lake contains high concentrations of salt and bacteria that can only survive under a particular condition and gives off a pink color when absorbing sunlight, the uniqueness of Pink Lake has attracted a lot of Tourists to the country.
4. Senegal boasts of beautiful colonial architecture, secluded beaches blessed with world-famous surf breaks, and wildlife.
5. Senegal’s biggest exports are peanuts and fish.
6. In 2026, Senegal will be the first African country to host the Olympics.
7. One of Africa’s most famous dishes jollof rice originated from the Wolof tribe of Senegal during the 14th-16th century.
8. The Senegalese flag has green, yellow, and red vertical stripes with a central green star. These are Pan-African colors with green(along with the stars)representing hope and the country’s major religion(Islam), yellow representing the riches and wealth obtained through labor and red representing the struggle for Independence, Life, and Socialism.