Senegal is a country south of the Sénégal River in western Africa. It owes its name to the river that borders it to the east and north and that originates from the Fouta Djallon in Guinea.
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History of Senegal
Eastern Senegal was once part of the Empire of Ghana. It was founded by the Tukulor in the middle valley of the Senegal River. Islam, the dominant religion in Senegal, first came to the region in the 11th century.
Geography of Senegal
Senegal is located on the west of the African continent. It lies between latitudes 12° and 17°N, and longitudes 11° and 18°W.