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Senegal

Senegal
  • Capital

    Capital

    Dakar

  • Local time

    Local time

    9:28

  • Population

    Population

    15.32 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +221

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr XOF (franc)

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Senegal

Senegal
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Dakar

  • Local time

    Local time

    9:28

  • Population

    Population

    15.32 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +221

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr XOF (franc)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 200

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.70 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    686mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    196 190 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    25%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    43%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    46%

  • Railways

    Railways

    906km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    9 873

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Wolof - 43 %
    Fulani - 23 %
    Serer - 14 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 94 %
    Islam - 94 %
    Christian - 5 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    42.8%

  • Languages

    Languages

    French
    Wolof
    Pulaar

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    18 600

  • Murders

    Murders

    7 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.5 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    23.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    2.2%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    98%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    139 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    agricultural and fish processing, phosphate mining, fertilizer production, petroleum refining, iron ore, zircon, gold mining, construction materials, ship construction and repair

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    peanuts, millet, corn, sorghum, rice, cotton, tomatoes, green vegetables, cattle

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, phosphates, iron ore

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    52%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, phosphates, iron ore

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    43%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    8 856kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    140 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    5

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What not to do when visiting Senegal

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t wear expensive clothes or shiny jewellery in public - keep a low profile to avoid unwanted attention.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting (men). A verbal greeting between women and men is a norm; the handshake is acceptable as well. Ask about a person’s health and family during the greeting.

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Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily make direct eye contact when speaking to elders - it’s a sign of respect, indirect eye contact is appropriate.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Senegal was home to the world’s largest slave-trading centre from the 1400s to the 1800s.

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Business & Communication

Don’t use your left hand when eating or handing things over.

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Business & Communication

Don't always give the money directly to the beggars - it becomes detrimental in the long term.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't refuse a tea - you may be offered a cup of unsweetened tea, then slightly sweet and finally very sweet.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget same-sex sexual relations are criminalised in Senegal.

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Social Events

Don't be surprised by the unexpected sport to dominate here - it's wrestling. After wrestling, it's football.

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9/11
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Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised with many henna tattoos among girls - they usually pick henna flowers and stain patterns on hands and feet.

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10/11
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t drink tap water - use bottled one instead.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season occurs from July to September.

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