Senegal is divided into 14 regions. Here is a list of all the regions in Senegal:
Regions in Senegal
|Location||West African country, bordered by Mauritania to the north and northeast, Mali to the east, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west|
|Population||Approximately 17 million as of 2021 estimate|
|Area||Approximately 196,722 square kilometers (75,955 square miles)|
|Geography||Diverse landscapes, including coastal areas, savannas, and the Sahara Desert in the north.|
|Independence||From France on April 4, 1960|
|Government||Republic with a semi-presidential system|
|Currency||West African CFA franc (XOF)|
|Notable Places||Gorée Island, Pink Lake (Retba), Niokolo-Koba National Park|
|Official Website||[Official Government Portal of Senegal](https://www.senegal.gouv.sn/)|
What is the significance of Gorée Island in Senegal?
Gorée Island is known for its historical role in the transatlantic slave trade and has UNESCO World Heritage status.
What is the “Pink Lake” in Senegal, and why is it pink?
The Pink Lake, or Retba, is a salt lake known for its distinctive pink color caused by high salt content and microorganisms.
Are there any unique cultural practices in Senegal?
Yes, Senegal has a rich cultural heritage, with traditional practices like the Sabar dance and various musical traditions.