Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country located in West Africa. The country is known for its vibrant, colorful and elegant life.
. The common lingo of Senegal has a word called, “Teranga”. It has a very sweet and hospitable meaning and has become the identity of Senegalese people. It means helping a person to come to your land and settle down.
. The “madd” fruit is native to Senegal and sells well in the international market. Have your full share if you ever land at Senegal.
. Dakar is home to the tallest statue in Africa. The African Renaissance Monument built in 2010, stands at an impressive 49 m, but still a meter short of a half-century.
. Forget your conventional dance moves and learn the native Senegalese“Sabar” dancing. It will burn your calories faster than the speed of light.
. Senegal has the honor of having the westernmost point in the whole African Continent. It’s called Pointe des Almadies, and also happens to be a surfing hot-spot.
. Music is the lifeblood of the Senegalese people. In fact, indigenous musical instruments like kora and balafon, are mentioned in the very first line of Senegal’s national anthem.
. Senegal’s grasslands have given the country its two national symbols, the baobab tree, and the red lion.
Source: The Fact File