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President Macky Sall

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Capital
»Dakar

Official Language
»French

Demonym
»Senegalese

Government
»Semi-presidential republic

Area
»196,712 km2 (87th)

Population
»13,508,715

GDP (PPP)
»$26.574 billion
» Per capita -$2,026

GDP (nominal)
»$13.864 billion
» Per capita -$1,057

Currency
»CFA franc (XOF)

Time Zone
»UTC

Best of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. It is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World or Eurafrasia and owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Best of Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi), and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is tropical with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season.

Best of Senegal - Dakar

Dakar

Best of Senegal capital is Dakar. During the 17th and 18th centuries, numerous trading posts belonging to various European colonial empires were established along the coast. France took control of Senegal in 1677. Senegal was granted independence from France in 1960.

Best of Segenal Fishing Boats

Dakar Fishing Boats

After its economy contracted by 2.1 percent in 1993 Best of Senegal instigated a major economic reform program with the support of international donors. This reform began with a 50 percent devaluation of the country’s currency (the CFA franc). Government price controls and subsidies were also dismantled. As a result, Senegal’s inflation went down, investment went up, and the gross domestic product rose approximately 5 percent per year between 1995 and 2001

Best of Senegal Petroleum

Petroleum

The main industries include food processing, mining, cement, artificial fertilizer, chemicals, textiles, refining imported petroleum, and tourism. Exports include fish, chemicals, cotton, fabrics, groundnuts, and calcium phosphate. The principal foreign market is India at 26.7 percent of exports (as of 1998). Other foreign markets include the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Best of Dakar - Port Abidjan

Port Abidjan

Top 5 Products exported by Senegal

  1. Refined Petroleum (19%),
  2. Gold (11%),
  3. Phosphoric Acid (8.8%),
  4. Cement (6.9%),
  5. Non-fillet Frozen Fish (6.4%)

Top 5 Export destinations ofSenegal

  1. Mali (22%),
  2. India (11%),
  3. Switzerland (10%),
  4. Bunkers (7.1%),
  5. Guinea (3.7%)

Top 5 Products imported by Senegal

  1. Refined Petroleum (16%),
  2. Crude Petroleum (10%),
  3. Rice (6.2%),
  4. Packaged Medicaments (2.4%),
  5. Petroleum Gas (2.2%)

Top 5 Import origins of Senegal

  1. France (13%),
  2. Nigeria (12%),
  3. United Kingdom (7.0%),
  4. China (6.4%),
  5. India(6.0%)

One of West Africa’s most stable countries is definitely not dull: The capital, Dakar, is a dizzying, street-hustler rich introduction to the country.

Soirée Bombass - Best of Dakar

Soirée Bombass

Perched on the tip of a peninsula, elegance meets chaos, noise, vibrant markets and glittering nightlife while nearby Île de Gorée and the beaches of Yoff and N’Gor tap to slow, lazy beats. In northern Best of Senegal, the enigmatic capital of Saint-Louis, a Unesco World Heritage Site, tempts with colonial architecture and proximity to luscious national parks.

Best of Senegal - Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally

Along the Petite Côte and Cap Skiring, wide strips of beaches beckon and the wide deltas of the Casamance River reveals hundreds of bird species, from the gleaming wings of tiny kingfishers to the proud poise of pink flamingos.

Whether you want to mingle with the trendsetters of urban Africa or be alone with your thoughts and the sounds of nature, you’ll find your place in Senegal.

To See
  • With arid desert and lush rainforests, Senegal boasts a stunning array of sights, sounds and flavours.
  • Lac Rose owes its name to its pink colouring for swimming and is also the terminus of the Dakar rally.
    Parc National du Niokolo-Noba is one of Senegal’s major national parks and an international biosphere reserve.


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