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Senegal / COVID-19
Population 12,643,799
Total Confirmed 86335
Active 84367
Total deaths 1968
Total recovered 0
Death rate 2.28 %


Senegal ( (listen); French: Sénégal; Wolof: Senegaal; Arabic: السنغال Alsinighal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénégal; Wolof: Réewum Senegaal; Arabic: جمهورية السنغال Jumhuriat Alsinighal), is a country in West Africa.

Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal nearly surrounds The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which divides Senegal's southern region of Casamance from the rest of the nation. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal's economic and political capital is Dakar. It is a unitary presidential republic and is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World, or Afro-Eurasia. It owes its name to the Senegal River, which borders it to the east and north. Senegal covers a land area of nearly 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi) and has a population of about 16 million. The state was formed as part of the independence of French West Africa from French colonial rule. Because of this history, the official language is French. As with other post-colonial African states, the nation includes a broad mix of ethnic and linguistic communities, with the largest being the Wolof, Fula, and Serer people, and the Wolof and French languages acting as lingua francas. Senegal is classified as a heavily indebted poor country, with a relatively low Human Development Index. Most of the population is on the shore and works in agriculture or other food businesses. Other significant industries include mining, mining and services. The climate is typically Sahelian, though there's a rainy season. However, climate change has led to a consistent decrease in rain and projected increase in temperatures. Consequences of climate change and other environmental concerns are expected to greatly affect the economy and people.

Source: Wikipedia