Senegal, long-form the Republic of
Senegal, is a state in West Africa.
It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean,
Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau.
The Gambia forms a quasi-enclave in
Senegal, penetrating more than 302 km inland.
The Cape Verde Islands are located 560
km from the Senegalese coast.
The country owes its name to the river
which borders it to the east and north and which has its source in the
Fouta-Djallon in Guinea. The climate is tropical and dry with two seasons: the
dry season and the rainy season.
Senegal is part of the Economic
Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Since April 2, 2012, the country's
president is Macky Sall. Integrated into the main bodies of the international
community, Senegal is also part of the African Union (AU), the Community of
Sahelo-Saharan States (CES), the International Organization of la Francophonie,
and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Senegal has the fourth-largest economy
in the West African sub-region after Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, and Ghana. Given
its geographical location and its political stability, Senegal is one of the
most industrialized African countries with the presence of multinationals that
are mainly of French origin and to a lesser extent American. The country's
workforce is divided like this: 55% is devoted to services, 14% to industries,
and 32% is devoted to agriculture.
Unique and fascinating collections
Wicker Storage Basket
Decorative Designers Senegal
Deco for children
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