Senegal

Republic of Senegal

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Senegal's General Information

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Capital of the Republic of Senegal

Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania
Coordinates: 14 00 N, 14 00 W / Area: Total = 196,722 sq km - Land = 192,530 sq km - Water: 4,192 sq km
Country: Africa / Size Comparison to the world: 89 / Land boundaries: 2,684 km
Border countries (5): The Gambia 749 km, Guinea 363 km, Guinea-Bissau 341 km, Mali 489 km, Mauritania 742 km
Coastline: 531 km / Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 12 nm

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
Elevation: mean elevation: 69 m / Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m / Highest point: unnamed elevation 2.8 km southeast of Nepean Diaka 648 m
Natural resources: fish, phosphates, iron ore
Land use: agricultural land: 46.8% / Arable land 17.4%; permanent crops 0.3%; permanent pasture 29.1% / Forest: 43.8% / other: 9.4% (2011 est.).
Irrigated land: 1,200 sq km (2012) / Natural hazards: lowlands seasonally flooded; periodic droughts

General  note:
Westernmost country on the African continent; The Gambia is almost an enclave within Senegal
Environment - International agreements
:
Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling.
Environment - current issues:
wildlife populations threatened by poaching; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; overfishinghave resulted in deforestation and soil exhaustion; civil war depleted natural resources; overfishing.
Airports: 20 (2013)- Airports with paved runaway: 9 / Roadways: Total: 16,496 km / Paved: 5,957 km (includes 72 km of expressways) / 10,539 km (2017)
Port and terminal: Dakar

Conventional long formRepublic of Senegal
Conventional short form: Senegal
Etymology: tnamed for the Senegal River that forms the northern border of the country; many theories exist for the origin of the river name; perhaps the most widely cited derives the name from "Azenegue," the Portuguese appellation for the Berber Zenaga people who lived north of the river.
Capital: Dakar.
Administrative divisions: 14 regions (regions, singular - region); Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaffrine, Kaolack, Kedougou, Kolda, Louga, Matam, Saint-Louis, Sedhiou, Tambacounda, Thies, Ziguinchor.
Independence day: 4 April 1960 (from France); note - complete independence achieved upon dissolution of federation with Mali on 20 August 1960
Military branches: Senegalese Armed Forces: Army, Senegalese National Navy (Marine Senegalaise, MNS), Senegalese Air Force (Armee de l'Air du Senegal) (2017)
Chief of statePresident Macky SALL (since 2 April 2012)

CabinetCouncil of Ministers appointed by the prime minister in consultation with the president.

Population14,668,522 (July 2017 est.) Noun: Senegalese (singular and plural)
Language: English (official)

Religion: Muslim 96.1% (must adhere to one of the four main Sufi brotherhoods), Christian 3.6% (mostly Roman Catholic), animist 0.3% (2016 est.)
Cultural interest

Marine Foundation's Activities in Senegal

Services for the Youth

World Football Youth Association under the patronage of His Excellency President George M. Weah and the Leadership of Associated Countries Presidents

Football Peace Tournament:

Event Organization to promote economic incentive through sport's education & challenge.

Maritime Development

Distribution of state-of-the-art Fishing boats to seed the development of maritime educational centers. WONMO MARINE sponsorship & Training.

Strategic Headquarters

Construction of  First Ladies Foundation's Headquarters.

National Kingdom Schools:

15000 children school construction concept engineered with modern learning tools equipment for young children up to high-school. 

Vocational Training

Vocational training technical skills School would allow association with multinationals who are strategically putting their products in Africa. A first in the world, VTTS (Vocational Training Technical Skills) will be an entire full sub-faculty of Global University of Technology & Development

Global University of Technology & Development:

The GU concept comprises building campuses on each of the 5 continents of the world. The funding would revolve around a corporate membership system established throughout the networks of the Foundation.

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