Maps, Guides And More - Senegal

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Places and geographical objects in Senegal. Zoom in the map to level 9 to see the objects on the map.

Map of Senegal

Basic information about Senegal
Senegal (/ˌsɛnᵻˈɡɔːl, -ˈɡɑːl/; French: le Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénégal [ʁepyblik dy seneɡal]), is a country in West Africa. Senegal's economical and political capital is Dakar. It is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World, or Eurafrasia, and owes its name to the Sénégal River, which borders it to the east and north. The name \Senegal\ comes from the Wolof \Sunuu Gaal,\ which means \Our Boat.\ Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi) and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is Sahelian, but there is a rainy season.Senegal (/ˌsɛnᵻˈɡɔːl, -ˈɡɑːl/; French: le Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénégal [ʁepyblik dy seneɡal]), is a country in West Africa. Senegal's economical and political capital is Dakar. It is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World, or Eurafrasia, and owes its name to the Sénégal River, which borders it to the east and north. The name \Senegal\ comes from the Wolof \Sunuu Gaal,\ which means \Our Boat.\ Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi) and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is Sahelian, but there is a rainy season.
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ZiguinchorZiguinchor is a region of Senegal (regional capitals have the same name as their respective regions). The region is also referred to historically and popularly as Basse Casamance.Show on map
ThiesThiès is a region of western Senegal. The capital is also called Thiès.Show on map
TambacoundaTambacounda, formerly known as Sénégal Orientale, is a region of Senegal. It used to be part of the Mali Empire before the borders were created to separate Mali from Senegal. Tambacounda is physically the largest of Senegal's 14 regions, but is sparsely populated and its economy lags behind the rest of the country. The department of Kédougou was separated from Tambacounda in 2008, and became a separate region.Show on map
Saint-LouisThe Saint-Louis Region (French: Région de Saint-Louis) of Senegal is on the border with Mauritania. Its capital is Saint-Louis. Famous for the cast iron bridge in its capital, built by French colonialists in the 19th century, the region includes the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, home to thousands of birds, some indigenous to the area.Show on map
MatamMatam is a region of Senegal (regional capitals have the same name as their respective regions). It is a stark, flat, arid place bounded on the north by the Sénégal River and the south by the Sahelian plain studded with baobab trees. Matam is populated by the tall Pulaar-speaking Toucouleur people who brought Islam to Senegal in the 11th century and gave us the music of Baaba Maal in the 21st century.Show on map
LougaLouga is a city and region of Senegal. The region is located to the northwest part of the country and Louga city is in the northwest of the region - about 50 km inland from the Atlantic coast.Show on map
KoldaKolda is a region of Senegal (regional capitals have the same name as their respective regions). The region is also referred to historically and popularly as Haute Casamance. It's one of the 14 regions of the country and is located in the South. It shares borders with Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, The Gambia and its fellow regions of Sédhiou and Tambacounda.Show on map
KaolackThe Kaolack region is a region in Senegal. It borders Gambia and is a common stopping point for travel between Dakar and Banjul. Its borders correspond roughly to the Saalum Kingdom of precolonial days, and the area is still spoken of as the Saalum in Wolof, and its inhabitants are called Saalum-Saalum.Show on map
FatickFatick is a town in Senegal, located between M'bour and Kaolack and inhabited by the Serer people. Its 2005 population was estimated at 24,243. It is the capital of the Fatick Region.Show on map
DiourbelThe Diourbel Region (Serer and Cangin: Jurbel) is a region of Senegal. The regional capital is the city of Diourbel. The region corresponds roughly to the precolonial Kingdom of Bawol and is still called by that name. Bawol (or Baol) is an ancient kingdom formerly ruled by the Joof family, one of the members of the Serer ethnic group found in Senegambia. Inhabitants of the area are called Bawol-Bawol which takes its name from the Serer mode of pluralisation, other examples being : Sine-Sine or Siin-Siin (inhabitants of Sine), Saloum-Saloum (inhabitants of Saloum), etc. The population is overrun by the Serer people especially those from the Cangin group, the Safene in particular. The Serers are believed to be the original inhabitants of this area. The Wolof and other ethnic groups are alsoShow on map
DakarDakar region is the smallest and most populated region of Senegal, encompassing the capital city of the country, Dakar, and all its suburbs along the Cap–Vert Peninsula, Africa's most westerly point.Show on map
KaffrineKaffrine is the capital town of Kaffrine Region of Senegal.Show on map
KedougouKédougou Region is a region of Senegal. It was created in 2008. Formerly it was a department in the Region of Tambacounda. Kedougou has a number of ecotourism attractions. Peace Corps Volunteers in Kedougou lead development efforts, Peace Corps Kedougou including the first ever district-wide universal mosquito bed net coverage in Senegal.Show on map
SedhiouSédhiou Region is a region of Senegal located in the South-West of the country in the natural region called Casamance. It was historically a department of the Kolda Region until 2008. It's located between the Kolda region in the East and the Ziguinchor one in the West. It also shares borders with the Gambia in the North and Guinea-Bissau in the South.Show on map