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Senegal Vacations and Tourism Guide

Senegal Tourism and Travel: online guide for vacations to Senegal

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3/7/2010
Overall rating: 7

Surface:The total land area of Senegal is around 1,960,582 sq km.

Population:  The population of Senegal is around 11,987,121, with an ethnic mix of Wolof 43.3%25, Fulani 23.8%25, Serer 14.7%25, Diola 3.7%25, Mandingo 3%25, Soninke 1.1%25 and others 10.4%25.

System of government: Senegal is a republic.

Capital: Dakar, with a population of around 2,476,400 inhabitants, is the capital of Senegal.

Religion: Islam 94%25, Christian 5%25 and others 1%25.

Official Language: The official language is French.

Government: Senegal is a republic.

Climate: Senegal has a tropical climate, with dry, humid weather.

Units of measure and electricity: Senegal follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 230V, 50 Hz.

Time Zone: The Senegal standard time is GMT + 0.

Currency: Franc BCEAO (1 € = 656 XOF).

Travel documents required: Visas are required for travel to Senegal.


SenegalStyle 12/25/2012 At 03:25
Dakar 10
I am an American woman and I moved here over 13 years ago with my three American children. They all went to Senegalese schools (IB program) and now speak 3 languages (english, french, wolof). 2 are in the states, 1 graduated university, 1 started this year and the youngest is still here in Dakar with me and will finish up next year. As I am an anglophone, I found services for English speakers lacking. I also couldn't get any decent advice. The problem with reviews of Dakar by other anglophones is: they aren't here long enough to give accurate assessments because they don't understand what they are looking at, why something is the way it is (there may be a very good reason!) and where the places are that the locals go to get away from the tourist areas! With this in mind, I am...

Kofi 7/8/2012 At 17:55
Dakar 10
The most defining aspect of Dakar is the genuine hospitality of the people. In the day time every house leaves it's front door open. This is a symbol of hospitality meaning that any person is welcome into the household and will receive the best of treatment. It's definitely a place to visit and remember.



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