Senegal lies on Africa's west coast, with wide sandy beaches fronting the Atlantic Ocean, deserts to the north and tropical forests to the south. It has 11 million people; French is the offical language and other languages include Wolof, Malinké, Pulaar and Diola. The primary religion is Islam.
Visitors from most non-European countries will need a visa; it is wise to check the requirements well in advance.
The following sources give a variety of information about the country, its people, history, politics and culture plus interesting places to visit.