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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

1. Independence from France was obtained on April 4, 1960.
2. The population density is 64 people / km².
3. The country is 1.6 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 90%.
5. The main rivers are Senegal and Gambia.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Senegal.
7. Political system – republic.
9. The highest peak is Nepen Diakha 581 m above sea level.
10. Motto of the country – “One nation, one goal, one faith”.

11. Although Senegal has large phosphate and oil deposits, the economy is mainly based on the export of peanuts.

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

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

14. Inhabitants of Senegal wash their teeth by scraping them with sticks.

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

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

17. Salt for export is collected from beaches.

18. Good local ginger and bisap beers – made from hibiscus leaves.

Autor: Paulina

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

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

21. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 15.7% .

Autor: Daria

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

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

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

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

26. The average IQ level is 76.

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27. 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).

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28. The national tree is baobab.

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

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

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

32. The country has over 402,000 registered vehicles (28 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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33. 25% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 3,590,000 people).

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34. 66.3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

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35. In this country there are over 14,008 km of paved roads (0.02% of all roads in the world).

36. In this country there are 20 airports, 9 with paved surface.

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

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

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

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40. The national top-level domain is .sn . There are over 4,290 websites with such an extension.

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

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

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43. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $16,853,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $16 370,000,000 .

44. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 35.2% GDP, or around: $5 932 256 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 42.6% GDP, or around: $6 973 620 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $486.

45. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 of the year was around: $6,536,000,000 .

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

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

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

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

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

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51. 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.

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

53. 10 women give birth to 44 children on average

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

55. The country is around:
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.

56. 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).

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

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58. 20 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

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

63. The work week is 40 hours.

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64. 50% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

65. 85832 km2 of the country is covered with forests (44.6%)

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

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

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

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

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

Autor: Daria

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

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Senegal?
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What is the largest lake in Senegal?
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What is the national dish?
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What Senegal has the national colors?
National colors: green, yellow and red.

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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a wolf. rarog and lynx bird.

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What is the national sport?
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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.

answer: Marta

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

answer: Marta

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

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Senegal?
The population density is 75 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “One nation, one goal, one faith”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 48.8 ° C was measured in Matam.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 4.2 ° C was measured at Diourbel.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta