IHateTaxis.com LogoIHateTaxis.com
Arrive Stress-Free
An International Travelers' Ground Transportation Guide

Destination Search










More Things to do Anywhere, including Tours, Layover, and Overnight Ideas


Stuff to do Anywhere
Senegal Flag 

Senegal Country Profile

Country
Profile
Electrical
Connections
Visa
Requirements
Culture &
Tipping
Reports &
Advisories

Senegal at a Glance

Location:Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania
Climate:tropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind
Terrain:generally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast
Resources:fish, phosphates, iron ore
Hazards:lowlands seasonally flooded; periodic droughts
Population:13,711,597 (July 2009 est.)




A Brief Profile of Senegal

The French colonies of Senegal and the French Sudan were merged in 1959 and granted their independence as the Mali Federation in 1960. The union broke up after only a few months. Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982, but the envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989. The Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC) has led a low-level separatist insurgency in southern Senegal since the 1980s, and several peace deals have failed to resolve the conflict. Nevertheless, Senegal remains one of the most stable democracies in Africa. Senegal was ruled by a Socialist Party for 40 years until current President Abdoulaye WADE was elected in 2000. He was reelected in February 2007, but complaints of fraud led opposition parties to boycott June 2007 legislative polls. Senegal has a long history of participating in international peacekeeping.






Cars.IHateTaxis.com | Hotels.IHateTaxis.com | Tours.IHateTaxis.com | Transfers.IHateTaxis.com | Flights.IHateTaxis.com | IHT Blog
Home | About | Advertising | Jobs | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Contact Us | IHT on FaceBook | IHT on Twitter | IHT on Pinterest


Information is © 2017 Aepyornis Interactive, Victoria, BC, Canada