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Capital : Dakar
Language :  French
Currency :  CFA franc
Population : 14 799 859
Area : 196 722 km2

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Senegal facts

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1. Over 402,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (28 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

2. The top-level national domain is .sn . There are over 4,290 websites with this extension.

3. The most popular pages with the extension .sn are google.sn, aps.sn and gouv.sn.

4. In this country there are more than 14 008 km of paved roads (0,02% of all roads in the world).

5. The country has 20 airports, 9 of the paved surface.

6. In this country there are over 906 km of railway tracks.

7. Although Senegal has large deposits of phosphate and crude oil, the economy relies heavily on peanut exports.

8. Senegal residents brush their teeth by scraping with sticks.

9. Salt for export is collected from beaches.

10. Local ginger and bisap flavored beers – made from hibiscus leaves – are good.

11. Full name of the country – Republic of Senegal.

12. Political system – republic.


Geography in Senegal

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1. Lake Redba, as the only one in the world has a pink color. Its intensity depends on the incident sunbeams.

2. The country is 1.6 times smaller than Poland.

3. Senegal borders with such countries as: Gambia 740 km, Guinea 330 km, Guinea-Bissau 338 km, Mali 419 km, Mauritania 813 km.

4. The main rivers are Senegal and Gambia.

5. The highest peak is Nepen Diakha 581 m above sea level.

6. There are 95050 km2 of agricultural land in Senegal (49% of the country).

7. The highest located city in the country is Nepen Diakha.

8. 85832 km2 of the country is covered with forests (44.6%)

71. The nearest capital in a straight line from Dakar is Banjul (Gambia) – 166 km.

72. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Dakar is Honiara (Solomon Islands) – 19365 km.


Finance in Senegal

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1. The minimum wage is 209 francs per hour (data from 2006).

2. The amount of income tax in Senegal is 25%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 40%, and for companies 30% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is -0.8%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 16,853,000,000 (PLN 72,130,840,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 16,370,000,000 (PLN 70,063,600,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 35.2% of GDP, which is about: $ 5,932,256,000 (25,390,055,680 PLN),
2018 year was 42.6 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 6 973 620 000 (PLN 29 847 093 600). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 486 (PLN 2,079).

8. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 6,536,000,000 .

9. The country has over $1,950,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.016% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Senegal

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1. The highest permitted speed of travel on the road is 110 km / h.

2. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 40%, and for companies 30% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

5. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 58 days.

6. The last death penalty was carried out in 1967.


Education in Senegal

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

3. The average IQ level is 76.

4. In this country there are 44.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 6 359 128 people).


Work in Senegal

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1. The minimum wage is 209 francs per hour (data from 2006).

2. The amount of income tax in Senegal is 25%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 15.7% .

4. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 79 010 CFA.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 40%, and for companies 30% (2018).

6. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 58 days.

7. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Senegal

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1. The highest permitted speed of travel on the road is 110 km / h.

2. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

3. The highest peak is Nepen Diakha 581 m above sea level.

4. The highest located city in the country is Nepen Diakha.

5. The lowest temperature: 4.2 °C was measured at Diourbel.

6. The highest temperature: 48.8 °C was measured in Matam.


Society in Senegal

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1. In Senegal, on average, an adult consumes about 0.6 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most beer is beer – 55%, then wine – 41%, and spirit – 4%.

3. In 2013, 356 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 25% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 3,590,000 people).

5. 66.3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 76.

7. In this country, women having their first child on average 21.4 years old.

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 4.4 children.

9. In this country over 7 260 000 (2015) 9 749 527 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 68% of the population).

10. Around 1 700 000 (2015) 2,900,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

11. The population density is 64 people / km².

12. The main religion is Islam, 90%.

14. The average age of people living in this country is 18.5 years.

15. In this country there are about:
6 052 000 people (42.16%) in the age range 0-14 years.
7,882,000 people (54.91%) in the age range 15-64 years.
420,600 people (2.93%) over 65 years old.

16. In this country, about 496 000 children are born annually (3.5% of the population), and about 121,000 people die (0.8% of the population).

17. 20 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

18. 50% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

19. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 33 cigarettes a month.

20. The average life expectancy in this country is 58.2 years (women – 59.1 years and men – 57.2 years).


Symbols of Senegal

1. The national tree is baobab.

2. National dishes are “yassa” chicken and king prawns, a common meal is eaten from one bowl called “bol” and most often by the right hand and more specifically by 3 fingers.

3. Motto of the country – “One nation, one goal, one faith”.


Customs in Senegal

1. In Senegalese trade, it’s not just about selling, or getting paid for a good. Residents delight in contact with another human being.

2. During the day, men walk separately and women separately.


Sport in Senegal

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1. In Senegal, the international renown Paris-Dakar rally took place.


History of Senegal

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1. Independence from France was obtained on April 4, 1960.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1945.

3. He joined the UN on September 28, 1960.


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What is the highest peak in Senegal?

The highest peak in Senegal is the unnamed elevation near Nepen Diakha (581 m above sea level).

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What Senegal has the national colors?

National colors: green, yellow and red.

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What is the national animal?

The national animal is a wolf. rarog and lynx bird.

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Which countries borders Senegal?

Senegal borders with such countries as: Gambia 740 km, Guinea 330 km, Guinea Bissau 338 km, Mali 419 km, Mauritania 813 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 18.5 years.

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What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 209 francs per hour (data from 2006).

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What is the population density in Senegal?

The population density is 75 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “One nation, one goal, one faith”.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 48.8 ° C was measured in Matam.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 4.2 ° C was measured at Diourbel.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

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