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Senegal is a country in western Africa. It owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Senegal is externally bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south; internally it almost completely surrounds The Gambia, namely on the north, east and south, exempting Gambia's short Atlantic Ocean coastline. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi), and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is tropical with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, is located at the westernmost tip of the country on the Cap-Vert peninsula. About 500 kilometres (300 mi) off the coast, in the Atlantic Ocean, lie the Cape Verde Islands. During the 17th and 18th centuries, numerous trading posts, belonging to various colonial empires, were established along the coast. The town of St. Louis became the capital of French West Africa (Afrique occidentale française, or AOF) before it was moved to Dakar in 1902. Dakar later became its capital in 1960 at the time of independence from France.
Capital DAKAR
Currency Franco CFA
Country code 00221
Spoken languages ​​ French and local dialects
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Dry season from late November to may with temperatures about 20-30 degrees; the wet season from June to mid November, with average temperature about 35 degrees, high humidity and the possibility of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Health

Private medical facilities in the capital are generally reliable, except for the treatment of certain diseases specialist, while the action is discouraged in public health facilities. It is recommended, therefore, to conclude, before embarking on the trip, an international insurance policy that includes in addition to the coverage of medical expenses also possible emergency repatriation. There is a high incidence of endemic infectious diseases such as level, meningitis, malaria, dengue, typhoid and cholera, especially in the wet season. There is also risk of infection of the Chikungunya virus. Are recommended after medical opinion, the following vaccinations: yellow fever, meningitis, hepatitis A and B, tetanus and typhoid, and anti-malarial drugs. The rate of AIDS is on the rise in recent years, especially in the southern regions of the country, but still contained than the average in the region. Warnings We recommend that you: -drink only bottled water and bottled drinks, without the addition of ice. -pay attention to the strong regional risk of counterfeiting of medicines. Buy medicines only in pharmacies, and, if possible, carry specialist drugs shortage in Africa.

Telephony

There is an operator of fixed telephony (Sonatel), and three mobile phone operators (Orange, Tigo, Sudatel). Roaming agreements exist with all Italian operators. On 07.10.2007 telephone numbering has changed in Senegal: fixed phone numbers must be prefixed by the number 33; the numbers of the mobile operator Orange must be preceded by the number 77, those of Tigo number 76.

Climate

Dry season from late November to may with temperatures about 20-30 degrees; the wet season from June to mid November, with average temperature about 35 degrees, high humidity and the possibility of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Viability

Licence International (Geneva Convention 1949 model or Vienna 1968). Insurance Insurance to be subscribed in the border. Documents for vehicles imported temporarily As A result of official communication of customs of Senegal, we inform you that, to date from December 2008, ATA Carnets are no longer accepted for the temporary admission of motor vehicles; the carnet de Passage en douane ' "(CPD) are no longer accepted for any vehicle. Is issued to customs a "Passavant de circulation" for vehicles of non-residents (visitors and non-residents or anyone with a vehicle registered in Senegal). Possession of CPD or ATA carnets can still facilitate the release of Passavant. This document, which should be between 10 and 20 euros, will have validity of 48 hours (days, therefore excluding holidays), which is non-renewable, and intended only to cover the path of the vehicle from the point of entry to one of the offices in charge in Dakar where he will proceed to registration and adequate coverage of documentation with wider circulation whichfor example, an "Authorisation of admission temporaire exceptionnelle" in three months. Inland Transport: they are generally carried out by means of small courier service, usually in a poor state of maintenance (car rapides), i.e. with the seven-seater taxis (taxi brousse). Road network conditions and the absence of an effective early intervention make it inadvisable road trips by car within the country. Links with Europe: Weekly flights are as follows: 7 flights with Air France, Brussels Airlines with "5", "Iberia" with 5 and 7 with "TAP". In addition, there are two weekly direct flights to Milan with "Eurofly".

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