National Symbols of Senegal

Senegal is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, . The capital of Senegal is Dakar.

The official language is French and the West African CFA franc is the currency of the Senegal. The domain is .sn and the country code is 221.

National day is celebrated on 4 Apr 1960. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Senegal is no exception.

In Senegal, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Senegalese people. Bissap is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Senegal. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Léopold Sédar Senghor represent a national Senegalese symbol.

The country was founded by Léopold Sédar Senghor. The current president of Senegal is Macky Sall.

In Senegal the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, E, K. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Senegalese national anthem was written by Léopold Sédar Senghor and composed by Herbert Pepper.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Senegal
Alternative name(s) Republic of Senegal (official, English)
Regional location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania
Country name etymology Named after river Senegal.
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
Population 16,743,927
National Day 4 Apr 1960
Language(s) French
Religion Islam, Christianity (mostly Catholicism)
Country code 221
Literacy rate 51.9%
Currency West African CFA franc
Capital city Dakar
ISO SEN
Domain(TLD) .sn
Ethnicity Wolof, Fula, & Serer
Head of government President
Nationality Senegalese
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 196,712 km2 (75,951 sq mi)
Timezone UTC (GMT)
Average elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Coastline 531 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Senegal

Flag map of Senegal

Motto of Senegal

Un peuple, un but, une foi - "One people, one goal, one faith"

National animal of Senegal

The National animal of Senegal is Lion

National Animal of Senegal - Lion

National flower of Senegal

The National flower of Senegal is Baobab Flower. Botanical name is Adansonia.

National flower of Senegal - Baobab Flower

National bird of Senegal

The National bird of Senegal is African spoonbill

National bird of Senegal - African spoonbill

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Senegalese Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

It is the specialist who knows the in’s and out’s.

The strong don’t need clubs.

When a mouse makes fun of a cat, there is a hole.

The truth is like gold; keep it locked up and you will find it exactly as you first put it away.

The chameleon changes color to match the earth, the earth doesn’t change color to match the chameleon.

A rotten fish pollutes the whole kitchen.

It is when the elephant dies, we get to see his teeth.

The opportunity that God sends does not wake up him who is asleep.

A lobster loves water, but not when he’s being cooked in it.

Even Buddhist priests of the same temple quarrel occasionally.

Poverty is an older daughter of laziness.

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