And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; [3:103]

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General Information about Senegal

Full name Republic of Senegal
Capital City Dakar
Population 14.13?million (2013)
Area 196,712?km?
Borders Guinea, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Mauritania by land and Cape Verde by sea.
Coastline 531 km
Language French, Wolof, Serer, Diola, Fula, Tukulor and Mandinka.
Currency Franc CFA
Country Code +221
Time Zone UTC (GMT)
Newspaper Il Est Midi, Le Messager, L'Observateur, Le Soleil, Le Qotidien, Sud Quotidien and Wal Fadjri.
Places to Visit Cap Skiring, Dakar, Ziguinchor, ?le de Gor?e, Lac Rose, Parc National des Oiseaux du Djoudj and Parc National du Niokolo-Koba.
Climate Tropical, hot, humid
Major Religion Islam, Christian, indigenous beliefs.

Trade Facts about Senegal

In 2014, Senegal exported $2.91B and imported $7.53B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $4.62B. In 2014 the GDP of Senegal was $15.7B and its GDP per capita was $2.33k.

The top exports of Senegal are:
Gold ($361M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($245M), Refined Petroleum ($235M), Cement ($179M) and Phosphoric Acid ($149M).

The top export destinations of Senegal are:
Mali ($471M),Switzerland ($288M), the United Arab Emirates ($164M), India($158M) and France ($132M).

Its top imports are:
Refined Petroleum ($1.3B), Crude Petroleum ($522M), Rice ($413M),Packaged Medicaments ($189M) and Wheat ($183M).

The top import origins are:
France ($1.07B), China ($703M), the Netherlands ($614M), Nigeria ($526M) and India ($417M).

Country News

Senegal economy hoping for takeoff with new flagship airport

[9th December 2017]

Senegal Blaise Diagne International airport

Senegal opens a flagship new airport on Thursday seven years later than originally planned but with ambitions to become a West African regional hub with a capacity for three million passengers.[Details...]

Places to see / Tourist attractions in Senegal

Great Mosque of Djenne

Great Mosque of Djenne

Great Mosque of Touba

Great Mosque of Touba

Lompoul Desert

Lompoul Desert

Educational Institutes in Senegal

CHEIKH ANTA DIOP UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR
Address: Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, B.P. 5005, Dakar-Fann, Senegal
http://www.ucad.sn

UNIVERSITE GASTON BERGER DE SAINT LOUIS
Address: Universite Gaston Berger De Saint Louis, B.P. 234, Saint-Louis, Senegal
http://www.ugb.sn


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