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A wonderful country from western Africa

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  • 1. Senegal

2. Senegal is a small country located in western Africa.We have Mali in our east, Mauritania is in our north, the two Guine are in the south. We have also Gambie enclaved in our country. In our western country,there the Atlantic oceanIn my country, people speak manylanguages like toucouleur,bambara, etc. But French is ourofficial language while wolof isthe national 3. The areas of SenegalSenegal has 12 millions of inhabitants in his 196,722 km2.There is 14 areas divided in departments of 3 apart from Dakar and Kaolack 4. Dakar, the capital city has a superficy of 550 m2. It is concidered to be the most populated area in my country with its 2 millions inhabitantsDakar hosts the presidential palace and many interesting buildingsIts position has made it the entry of many goods from the remaining worldDakar is also a busy town with its shops 5. There also other important areas in my country:Saint-Louis was the formercapital city. It has manylandmarks like theFaidherbe Bridge.Kaolack is known to be the hottest area and a point of attraction of many people. In Kaolack, people usually use motorbike as a taxiLouga is a cultural city and most of its inhabitants use to emigrate 6. Goree islandGore is the only island in my countryIt is an important landmark forhumanity above all for blackrace.Gore was a port for the triangular trade. Most of african slave have passed there before reaching AmericaIn Gore, there are many builingswhich were created since theslavery time: La maison desEsclaves. This was a roomwhere slaves were kept beforethe trip. 7. ToubaTouba is an important city in SenegalIt is the capital of Mouridism( afiary created by AhmadouBamba.)Once in the year, the mourids all around the world make a pilgrimage at Touba.The Touba mosque is a product of the work of many followers. 8. Agriculture in SenegalAgriculture is one of the mostimportant sector in Senegal.The most important crop is groundnut.It is cultivated in the center ofthe country in the GroundnutBasin.There are crops like millet, maiz and other cereals. Vegetables and fruit are very extended in the litoral 9. Fishing in SenegalFishing is an important activityand is very helpful for thepopulationIt is dominated by the Leboucommunity. They are thebest fishermen in ourcountry and are experts ofthe sea.Fishing is above all practised inthe Atlantic ocean and alsoin Senegal river.The most important fish is the sardine 10. Farming in SenegalFarming is the main ocupation of the Peul comunity. These nomadic people travel in the whole country with their cattle during days..They usually breed sheep, cows, goats in the Nothern SenegalIn southern Senegal, therehorses, doneys and alsosome pigs.The capital is the main producer of chickens 11. Other ocupationsIn Senegal, there are otherwork sectors:The Laob who are the main craftsmen create a variety of work of art: sculpturesThey make also potters and local accessoriesThe tie-dye is monopolized by the Halpoular and the Bambar 12. Senegalese food and drinksSenegalese main dish is thiebou diene( rice and fish).There are also other plates like maf.The bissap juice is very popular in my country.In Senegal, we usually eat withthe whole family in thesame plate, that make thefood more enjoyable. 13. Senegalese transportsSenegalese most common mean of transport are the car rapide (fast car) and red black taxisThe horse cart is also very popular above all in the villagesIn areas like Kaolack, motorbike isvery usedIn the capital, we have Dakar Dem Dikk (roundtrip bus) and the TatasThere is boat called Coumba Castelle which is the only mean of transport that can take you to Gore. 14. Games in SenegalIn Senegal, the most importanttraditional sport is wrestlingor Lamb. It is a fightbetween two men and losethe first who is down.There are also other sports like football, handball.There is a show called false lion. In fact, the false lions who are real men dress up as a lion.The Kankouran is typically from Casamance 15. Senegalese cultureThe sabaar is the main music instrument of Senegal.There are also the Khalam, the balafon, the kora, the banjo and many others.The most common music is mbalax 16. Sengalese landmarksThe Renaissance monument is very important in my country: it represents African rebirthIn the capital city, there are too others importants places like the Porte du troisime millenaire.The Place de lindpendance hosts most of the demonstrations in Senegal. 17. The Palais de la Rpublique and most of the ministry are in the Capital.The Place de loblisque hosts the independence ceremonies.In Saint-Louis, we have theDjoudj parc. Its a placewhere you can find anykind of birdIn Tambacounda is locatedthe park of Niokolokobadedicated to animals:lions, giraffe, and so on 18. The National theatre of Sorano is the point of meeting of many artists. They have formed a lot of people.In 2011, The big national thatrewas created by the formerpresident Wade.There are also many important places in the other areas 19. Senegalese believesIn Senegal, 95 percent of thepopulation are Muslim. Thechristians and thetraditonal believespractioner form the 5percent.The muslims are divided in fiaries : Mouridism, Tidjania, Khadria, so onThe traditional believes practioners usually make sacrifices. 20. Cohabitation in SenegalIn Senegal, we have a lot ofethnies, religions andcommunities. But peoplelive in peaceSenegalese people cohabit with tolerance and consideration.The feasts are time of communion and sharing.Senegal is known to be Teranga land. Senegalese people are hospitable and welcoming.