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Useful links the official government website (in French) : A news website aggregating information from over 300 sources, together with specially commissioned articles and commentaries. Exhaustive resource website covering the whole of Africa – climate, travel and medical advice, visas and money, public holidays, getting around, people and culture, shopping and forums.

The Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor websites may also provide useful information.

Gaining its independence from France in 1960, Senegal is situated on the western bulge of Africa and has borders with Mauritania to the north and northeast, Mali to the east, Guinea and Guinea Bissau to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It surrounds The Gambia on three sides. Senegal is one of the most stable democracies in Africa, and has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It also has a long history of participating in international peacekeeping.

Senegal is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Africa and yet remains relatively little known. A stable democracy, friendly people, bearable climate and an efficient communication system combine to make this one of the most accessible of African nations. Yet from a tourism point of view, most visitors head to Senegal only for its beautiful beaches, especially north and south of Dakar.

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