Where is Senegal? Location Map, Geography & Facts

The given Senegal location map shows that Senegal is located in the western part of Africa continent. Senegal map also shows that it shares its international boundaries with Mauritania in the north, Mali in the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau in the south. However, Atlantic Ocean lies in the west of the country.

Location Map of Senegal

Where is Senegal About Map: Map showing location of Senegal in the world Map.

Where is Senegal Located?

Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in western most part on the African continent, on the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Senegal is bordered by Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by five other countries in Africa; Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal. Dakar is one of the chief seaports on the western African coast and has historically served as the gateway to West Africa.

Senegal is bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

Interestingly, the name of Senegal possibly derived from the name of Senegal River, which originates from the Fauta Djallon in Guinea and then by flowing it makes boundary from the east and north side of Senegal. The capital city of Senegal is Dakar; it is located at the Cap-Vert peninsula, westernmost tip of the country. The government type of Senegal is a republic featured with multi-party system. However, the head of state is President elected for five years term. The economy of the country is largely depends upon some of the important sectors including food processing, mining, artificial fertilizer, chemicals, cement, textiles, refining imported petroleum, fishing, and tourism. Moreover, the climate of Senegal is tropical featured with two seasons i.e. the dry season and the rainy season.

Facts about Senegal

Continent Africa
Official NameRepublic of Senegal
Where is Located Senegal is a country located in the West Africa
Coordinates 14°40'N 17°25'W
Capital Dakar
Largest City Dakar
Neighboring Countries The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania
Administrative divisions14 regions
Area 196,723 sq. km.
Population12,855,153 (2011)
Official Language French
Currency West African CFA franc
ISO Alpha-2 CodeSN
ISO Alpha-3 Code SEN
ISO Numeric Code686
GDP $26.574 billion 2012 estimate
Calling code +221
Time Zone UTC
Internet TLD .sn

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