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Surface: 196 722 km²
Capital: Dakar
Population: 12,855,153 inhabitants (2011)

Travel advice
Current status: All non-essential travel to certain areas are discouraged in Senegal.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, February and December are the best months to travel to the interior of Senegal.
January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December are the best months to travel to the coast of Senegal.
This will avoid the rainy season.

French is the official language in Senegal. In addition, there are still spoken local languages.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months when leaving Senegal.
A visa is required. You can apply online or through at the Embassy of Senegal in Brussels.

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch Embassy in Senegal: .
Embassy of Senegal in the Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Senegal, it is advisable to one or more vaccinations to get.

In Senegal, malaria before.

Money and Money
In Senegal is paid with the CFA franc (XOF).

Traffic and route
In Senegal you have to drive on the right side of the road.
With the Google route planner you to, from or within Senegal provide directions.

In Senegal, a sometimes an adapter is necessary.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Senegal can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Senegal available at Abyznewslinks .

Websites from Senegal ending in .sn.
Official website of Senegal: .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Senegal.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Senegal.

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An overview of all the holidays in Senegal available at .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Senegal can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in Senegal can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Sources: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.