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 is the western most point on the African continent, and its capital Dakar, has historically served as the gateway to West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by five other countries in Africa; Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.

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.

2022 FIFA World Senegal Schedule (Group A)

DateTimeTeam VsTeamVenue
21 November 202213:00SenegalMatch 2NetherlandsAl Thumama Stadium, Doha
25 November 202216:00QatarMatch 39SenegalAl Thumama Stadium, Doha
29 November 202218:00EcuadorMatch 26SenegalKhalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Facts about Senegal

CountrySenegal
Continent Africa
Official NameRepublic of Senegal
Where is Located Senegal is a country located in the West Africa
LandlockedNo
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