Fancy a Senegalese safari? The Niokolo-Koba National Park is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its varied flora and fauna!
Senegal boasts a total of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Stone Circles of Senegambia, a collection of over 1,000 monuments in a 100km wide band along 350km of the banks of the River Gambia!
The official language of Senegal is French, although there are several indigenous languages spoken here too.
Senegal gained independence from France in 1960 after 300 years of rule!
West African CFA Franc is the official currency here; amazingly, 1 GBP equals almost 1,000 CFA Francs as of 2015!
The average life span here is 67.38 years (2017).
Senegalese Wrestling is a national sport in Senegal and was traditionally an exercise in preparing for war!
Senegal grows peanuts, corn, millet and sorghum (a cereal); they also rear cattle and catch fish.
Its industry consists of phosphate mining, agricultural processing, fish processing, fertiliser production and petroleum refining.
The main exports consist of fish, peanuts, phosphates, petroleum products and cotton.
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