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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.

. Senegal has two prominent nicknames; the land of Teranga and the gateway to West Africa. The equator passes through Senegal and hence it is one of the most humid places on earth. The weather is same throughout the year; scorching sun during the day accompanied by thunderstorms in the evening.

. 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