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The Republic of Senegal (République du Sénégal) is a West African country on the Atlantic Ocean bordering Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Mauritania. Etymology: Portuguese for the Berber tribe Zenaga. Capital: Dakar. Currency: West African CFA franc. Official language: French.

Africa | Dakar, Senegal. 2012 | © Bruno Barbey

Africa | Peul woman portrait, île à Morphil, Senegal | © Ariadne Van Zandbergen

Beautiful bride to be in Casamance region of Senegal on our Overlanding West Africa trip from Dakar to Freetown

That's Ken by a tree of astronmic proportions in Senegals Casamance region! This particular tree dominates a village we pass through as we traverse the Casmance region. Photo from passenger Inga.

Classroom entry Senegal. Look at those patterns!

Slave trade _ House of Slaves, Gorée Island, Dakar, Senegal (1780)


Recycled art from #Senegal - When you think about recycling, you probably think of rubbish. And almost certainly not always about art. But some people in the Senegalese capital, Dakar are turning trash into other people's treasure. Laeila Adjovi reports from Dakar- BBC Africa

La Grande Mosquée in Touba, Senegal

Senegal's Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water.