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Senegal

Rebublic of Senegal Dakar 16.7 a million inhabitants

About Senegal

The Rebublic of Senegal is a 196722 km² state in West Africa on the Atlantic coast, stretching from the foothills of the Sahara in the north, to the beginning of the tropical humid forest in the south. The seat of government is in Dakar, the system of government is a unitary presidential republic. In Senegal live 16.7 people (as of 2020), most of whom belong to the ethnic group "Wolof".

The official national currency is the "West African CFA franc" (XOF). The most commonly spoken languages (official languages) are French, Wolof, Balanta and Hassaniya. The vast majority of the population professes Christianity.

Senegal is home to some beautiful national parks, game reserves and nature reserves such as the Magdalene Islands, Djoudj Bird or the Langue de Barbarie. Senegal has a great diversity of plants and animals. Many of Senegal's larger animals, have suffered from habitat loss and hunting and are now largely confined to the national parks.

General information
Senegal
  • 6Nationalparks
  • 1Private reserves
  • 0Nature reserves
Map Senegal

Official Name

Rebublic of Senegal

Capital

Dakar

Form of government

unitary presidential republic

Area

196722 km2

Population

16.7 millions

Religion

Christianity

Travel information

Senegal

  • Bakel Airport
  • Diass-Thies Blaise Diagne International Airport
  • Cap Skirring Airport
  • Kaolack Airport
  • Kédougou Airport
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
  • Ouro Sogui Airport
  • Saint Louis Airport
  • Tambacounda Airport
  • Ziguinchor Airport
General information
Senegal
  • 6Nationalparks
  • 1Private reserves
  • 0Nature reserves
Map Senegal
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Safari Reserves

Africa offers plenty of opportunities for safari experiences of all kinds in the numerous national parks, private game reserves and nature reserves. Find the most popular safari destinations in Africa with safarica.com.

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Senegal Private Game Reserve

Fathala Wildlife Reserve

Senegal National Park

Niokolo-Koba

Senegal National Park

Djoudj Bird

Senegal National Park

Delta Saloum

Senegal National Park

Langue de Barbarie

Senegal National Park

Magdalene Islands

Senegal National Park

Lower Casamance

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