Senegal /ˌsɛnɨˈɡɔːl/ , officially the Republic of Senegal , is a country in western Africa. It owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Senegal is externally bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south; internally it almost completely surrounds The Gambia, namely on the north, east and south, exempting Gambia's short Atlantic Ocean coastline. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres , and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is...
|Founded:||August 20, 1960|
|Official language:||French Language|
|Currency:||West African CFA franc|
|Area:||75,749.4 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Semi-presidential system, Republic|
|Also known as:||République du Sénégal, Republic of Senegal, Senegal Cumhuriyeti|