Which country is Senegal in?
Senegal is located in West Africa. In the west, the country borders on the Atlantic Ocean. To the north is Mauritania, separated by the border river Senegal. To the east is Mali, to the south Guinea-Bissau and Guinea border the country. So there are four neighboring countries.
In addition, the country of the Gambia is enclosed in Senegal, like a small snake. The southern part of Senegal, the Casamance, is thus separated. The Diola people are fighting for the independence of this part of the country.
By the way, in German you can say Senegal or “the Senegal”. The use with the article is more common, so we use it here as well.
The country is rather flat and rises slowly only in the southeast. The highest mountain is located here, but it does not even have a name and is also only 581 meters high. In the middle of the south is the Vélingara crater. This is a ring-shaped structure. Maybe a meteorite hit here once, i.e. rock from outer space.
Of the rivers, Senegal is the longest. He gave the name to the country and forms the border with Mauritania. The Gambia River originates in Guinea and then flows through Senegal to the Gambia. North of the Gambia, the Sine and the Saloum flow into the Atlantic Ocean, where they form a large delta. In the south of the country then flows the Casamance, whose name also denotes the landscape.
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