Things to know about Senegal

Senegal FlagThe Republic of Senegal (Réewum Senegaal) is located in the far west of the African continent, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Within the borders of Senegal, the Gambia 11,300 square kilometers forms a long enclave in southern Senegal, where it deeply penetrates. Mauritania is an Arabic-speaking country, a French-speaking country and Mali a French-speaking country, while the Gambia is English-speaking and Guinea-Bissau is Portuguese-speaking. The country is divided into ten administrative regions, each of which is run by a governor and has a regional assembly whose members are elected.


French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka.


Senegal has executed a striking and eager financial change program with the help of the universal benefactor network. This change started with the degrading of the Senegalese cash, the CFA franc, by half, which was connected to a fixed cost in French francs. Value controls and government sponsorships have been consistently disassembled. As an individual from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Senegal attempts to accomplish more noteworthy territorial mix with a uniform outer tax and a steadier money related arrangement.

In any case, high joblessness keeps on constraining illicit foreigners to escape Senegal looking for better openings for work in Europe. The phosphate business has been battling for a long time to make sure about capital, and the effect of lower yield has directly affected GDP. It depends intensely on the help of outer benefactors.


Senegal is perhaps the only country in the world that has had a head of language and a poet. Thanks to Senghor if the top six languages are codified in Senegal and have an alphabet. The Senegalese school consists of three stages: literacy in the mother tongue, teaching Wolof and teaching French. French instruction begins at the age of six or seven for secular public schools and at the age of three for private Catholic and Protestant schools.

French is the language of instruction for the duration of the study. In foreign languages, the high school choice is made between English (mostly), Arabic, Spanish and German. English is also taught in many private language centers, which appear every day in Dakar and large cities.

Senegalese News Media

The French language dominates the written media, especially the country's major newspapers and newspapers. The vast majority of newspapers are published in French, and rarely in Wolof (Sopi, Dan doole, Taxaw, etc.) There is the monthly Wolof / Fulani bilingual newspaper titled Sofa.

However, the radio is overwhelmingly present in Wolof and in a few national languages. It is also available in English, Arabic and Portuguese. Radio broadcasts are broadcast frequently in Wolof, Bed, Fulani, Malenky (Mandingo), Soninke, and Diola. They are even the most popular languages on the radio. As for television, it must be recognized that the French still control television.