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Senegal Flag The Republic of Senegal (French: Republique du Sénégal) is a country in West Africa. It is borded by Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, as well almost completely surrounding The Gambia. Senegal has a coastline on the Atlantic, and gets it names name from the Sénégal River which borders the country to the North and East.

As of 2007, Senegal had an estimated population of 13,711,597. The country's largest city and capital is Dakar, with a population of over 1 million, and total population of around 2.4 million people living it the city's metropolitan area. Dakar is famous as major regional port, and is the westernmost city on the African mainland.

Senegal Country Details


Country Name Senegal
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Senegal Flag
Principal Language French
Capital Dakar


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Senegal (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Sean Connolly

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Paperback (288 pages)

Senegal (Bradt Travel Guide)
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Like the whole of West Africa in microcosm, Senegal boasts a variety of landscapes and cultures that belie its compact size. Northern desert wilds give way to the rain-soaked Casamance, fringed by hundreds of kilometres of pristine beaches and the fantastically frenetic capital city, Dakar, surrounded by ocean and proudly perched at the westernmost point on the African continent. This smorgasbord of landscapes is all accessible within a day’s travel, making Senegal the perfect choice for anyone looking to sink their teeth into West Africa, for the first time or the hundredth.

Natural assets aside, Senegal is home to a world of man-made delectations: Dakar’s nightclubs throb well into the morning hours and offer a rare chance to dance yourself silly with superstar musicians on their home turf. Saint-Louis’ colonial charm is an enchanting throwback to the colonial glamour of the 19
th century, and sleepy Ile de Goree is a haunting testament to colonial horror, as visitors peer through the door of no return, where thousands destined for the Americas glimpsed their homes for the final time. With all new first hand research, Bradt’s Senegal is the only guide ready to take you to all corners of this enchanting land.
Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Katharina Kane

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Multi Country Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet's 4th edition of The Gambia & Senegal will take you from the arid desert lands of the north to the lush tropical forests in the south, and from the capital cities of Dakar and Banjul to the more remote Bassari country. Go lion spotting in the Parc National de Niokolo-Koba or hike around the beautifully conserved Abuko Nature Reserve.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

Dedicated chapters on birdwatching and music
Customised itineraries take you up the coast or down the river
Unique Green Index highlights the best ecofriendly options
Senegal (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Sean Connolly

Bradt Travel Guides
Released: 2019-04-15
Paperback (384 pages)

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This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Senegal continues to offer far and away the greatest depth of coverage for this increasingly popular part of West Africa. With over 350 pages of detailed description and over 40 maps, this remains the definitive source of information to a country that is often described as the whole of West Africa in microcosm.
This new edition includes details of the rapidly changing transport situation, notably the opening of the new international airport and the first bridge to span the Gambia River. All regions of the country are covered, including detailed information on access to Senegal's national parks, with detailed maps, itineraries, and practical information on transport, accommodation and eating for each region.
Senegal boasts a variety of landscapes and cultures that belie its compact size. Northern desert wilds give way to the rain-soaked Casamance, fringed by hundreds of kilometres of pristine beaches and the fantastically frenetic capital city, Dakar, surrounded by ocean and proudly perched at the westernmost point on the African continent. This smorgasbord of landscapes is all accessible within a day's travel, making Senegal the perfect choice for anyone looking to sink their teeth into West Africa, for the first time or the hundredth.
Natural assets aside, Senegal is home to a world of man-made delectations: Dakar's nightclubs throb well into the morning hours and offer a rare chance to dance yourself silly with superstar musicians on their home turf. With one of Africa's most prolific arts scenes, Senegal attracts numerous visitors for its cultural attractions, and this book provides a thorough and accessible introduction to the music, art, film, and literature of this most creative of countries.
Beyond the capital, Saint-Louis' charm is an enchanting throwback to the colonial glamour of the 19th century, and sleepy Île de Gorée is a haunting testament to colonial horror, as visitors peer through the door of no return, where thousands destined for the Americas glimpsed their homes for the final time.
With all new first-hand research, Bradt's Senegal is the only guide ready to take you to all corners of this enchanting land.

Senegal Art and Culture: People and Tradition, Goree Island, Tourism information, Government and Economy
By Emmanuel Alvin

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Paperback (166 pages)

Senegal Art and Culture: People and Tradition, Goree Island, Tourism information, Government and Economy
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Senegal Art and Culture, Tourism, Goree Island, the last door for slave exit, find out more and take a guide for tourism. When you touch down in a city that truly appreciates art, you feel it immediately. It manifests in the way its citizen’s dress and carry themselves. It informs the conversations they have and recommendations they give. Dakar is exactly this city. As Senegal’s capital, Dakar is better known for its music and its tropical beauty, but now a thriving contemporary art scene is attracting enthusiasts from the west. The city’s appreciation for the arts is obvious at every turn
Wolof: A communication guide for travelers to The Gambia and Senegal
By Jack Alderliefste

Independently published
Paperback (50 pages)

Wolof: A communication guide for travelers to The Gambia and Senegal
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Quite rightly Senegal and The Gambia become more popular as holiday destination every year. It’s affordable and yet the real Africa. The author offers you the challenge to speak the colloquial language before you’ll reach Yundum Airport near Banjul or Leopold II in Dakar. Your flying time (6 hours from Heathrow) is all the time you need. Wolof is spoken by all different ethnic groups. Why? Because it’s easy! Learn the few rules and apply them to the common verbs en substantives. Once arrived you will see that you are ‘outstanding in the crowd’ and will be treated differently… Wolof for each moment! The market, restaurant, your hotel, up country or the local disco. This guide provides many ready-to-use examples and a word for word translation to unveil the structure of the language and give you the Woolof –feel.
Senegal / The Gambia 2016, Travel Map - 1:550,000 (English, Spanish, French, German and Russian Edition)
By Reise Know-How Verlag

Reise Know-How Verlag
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Senegal / The Gambia 2016, Travel Map - 1:550,000 (English, Spanish, French, German and Russian Edition)
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Senegal and The Gambia 1:550,000 Travel Map is printed on water- and tear-resistant PolyArt paper. The map unfolds to 70x100 and includes an index of cities as well as a multilingual legend.
City Maps Dakar Senegal
By James McFee

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City Maps Dakar Senegal
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City Maps Dakar Senegal is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Dakar adventure :)
Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Country Guide)
By Katharina Lobeck

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Country Guide)
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Lush tropical forests, arid desert lands and the calm sway of charming fishing villages, The Gambia and Senegal will seduce you with a stunning array of sights, sounds and flavours. Whether you're headed for golden sand strands for beach bliss or want to get up close and personal with over 600 bird species, this guide gives you the inside information on the region's richest experiences.

Rock To The Rhythm - get set to swing to mbalax and sway to sensual zouk with our music chapter.

Twitchers Paradise - ticked a little greenbul off your list yet? Our bird chapter will show you how.

Embrace The Outdoors - from leisurely pirogue tours to clambering through mighty baobab trees.

Talk The Talk - chat with the locals with the help of our indispensable Language chapter.

Go Your Own Way - detailed transport information and over 60 user-friendly maps show you where to go.
Travels In Africa, To The Sources Of The Senegal And Gambia, In 1818
By Gaspard Théodore Mollien (Comte de)

Ulan Press
Released: 2012-09-23
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Travels In Africa, To The Sources Of The Senegal And Gambia, In 1818
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This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher.

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