Facts about Senegal and what makes it Special

Facts about Senegal and what makes it Special

Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is the westernmost country in West Africa, situated on the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest

Facts about Senegal and what makes it Special
Facts about Senegal and what makes it Special

Below are the facts about Senegal that makes it Special.

1.. Senegal is a country in West Africa known for it’s vibrant culture with over 20 ethnic groups.


2.. The capital of Senegal is Dakar, which is the political and economic capital of Senegal and holds over 30 percent of Senegal’s total population.


3.. Senegal has a Pink Lake. The lake contains high concentrations of salt and bacteria that can only survive under a particular condition and gives off a pink colour when absorbing sunlight, the uniqueness of the Pink Lake has attracted a lot of Tourists to the country.

4.. Senegal boasts of beautiful colonial architecture, secluded beaches blessed with world famous surf breaks, and wildlife.


5.. Senegal’s biggest export are peanuts and fish.

6.. In 2026, Senegal might be the first African country to host the Summer Youth 0lympics.

7.. One of Africa’s most famous dish jollof rice originated from the Wolof tribe of Senegal during the 14th-16th century.


8.. The Senegalese flag has green, yellow and red vertical stripes with a central green star. These are Pan-African colours with green (along with the stars) representing hope and the country’s major religion (Islam), yellow representing the riches and wealth obtained through labour and red representing the struggle for Independence, Life and Socialism.

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