Senegal is a country on the west coast of Africa. Some quick facts about Senegal include:
- The capital of Senegal is Dakar.
- Senegal won its independence from France in 1960. French is still the official language.
- More than 90% of the people in Senegal are of the Islam faith.
- Baaba Maal is a well-known musician from Senegal. Baaba Maal records primarily in Pulaar, a language spoken by people living on Senegal River, but some of his songs have English lyrics.
Text by Rebecca Marks & Jenny M Buccos.