Special Notice

July 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises caution when travelling in the Casamance region to the west of Kolda.

Introduction

Summary

Situated on the most western point of West Africa, the Republic of Senegal is bounded on the north by the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, on the east by the Republic of Mali, on the south by the Republic of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It also encloses The Gambia. An Associate Member of the EU.

Cities

Capital: Dakar

Principal Ports

Dakar, Kaolack, Matam, Podor, Richard Toll, Saint-Louis, Ziguinchor

Population

15.9 million

International Country Code

SN

Language(s)

French, Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka

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