MAPSenegal is located onthe west coast ofAfrica. Its borders areGuinea, Mali andMauritania. Thecapital of Senegal isDakar.
Senegal Facts• Population: 12.8 million.• Full name: Republic of Senegal.• Religion: 94% Islam, 5% Christian (mostly Roman Catholic) and 1% indigenous.• Languages: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola and Mandinka.• Currency: Commante Financiere Africaine Franc (CFA Franc).• Climate: tropical, mainly hot, rainy season (May to November) dry season (December to April) with lots of sand blowing around.
Abdoulade Wade• Abdoulaye Wade is the president of Senegal.• He was the founder of the Democrotic Party• In 2000 he came to power.• In elections in April 2001 His party won 89 of 120 seats.• The Prime Minister is Macky Sall.
SOCCER Senegal’s soccer team nickname is lions of teranga.They have been in the Africa cup ofnations.They were in the world cup in2002 and lost in the quarter finals.
Senegalese soccer playersGreat players from Senegal would be Demba Ba from Newcastle United and Cisse who recently made his debut for Newcastle United.
Senegalese StadiumThe nationalstadium ofSenegal iscalled LeopoldSedar Senqhor.Its capacity is60,000. It wasbuilt in 1985.
Senegalese ManagersAmara Traore was the internationalmanager of Senegal. But he was firedbecause Senegal went into the AfricaCup of Nations as favourites and theylost every match. Karim Sega Diouf andAliou Cisse have been asked to takecontrol of Senegal.
Tourist Attractions • Goree island is a small island just off the coast of Dakar the capital of Senegal. • Sine Saloum Delta lies in the south of Senegal. It’s a large area of forests, islands and rivers. • Dakar is the capital of Senegal. It’s Senegal’s largest city. Dakar has colourful markets, excellent music and good beaches.
Quiz• Where is Senegal located?• What is Senegal’s soccer team’s nickname?• When did Senegal reach the quarter finals of the World Cup?• Who is the president of Senegal?• What is Senegal’s population?• What is the name of the Senegalese manager who got fired?• When was the Senegalese stadium built?