Senegal Political Map
Senegal is the westernmost country in mainland Africa. It’s situated beside the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast. Senegal borders Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Also, it completely surrounds the country of The Gambia, which is basically a 20 to 30-mile buffer along the Gambia River. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde, which is about 600 kilometers (373 mi) off the west coast of Senegal, Africa. Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal.
Senegal Satellite Map
Senegal occupies an area of 196,712 square kilometers (75,951 sq mi). In comparison, it’s smaller than Guyana but larger than Tunisia. A mix of landscapes covers Senegal like mangroves, tropical rainforests, and deserts. For example, the Ferlo Desert lies in north-central Senegal characterized by its sand dunes and small valleys. Whereas the Sahel in central, which is a transition zone from the Sahara to semi-arid grasslands, savannas, and steppes. The country is bound by the Senegal River in the north which delineates its boundary with Mauritania. Because the country lies between 13°N to 17°N above the equator, it has a warm desert, semi-arid, and savanna climate.
Senegal Physical Map
Senegal has generally low-lying terrain without any major mountain chains. In the southeast, Senegal has a mix of plains and rising foothills from the Fouta Djallon highland region. At 648 meters (2,126 ft), an unnamed ridge near Nepen Diakha at the border of Guinea is Senegal’s highest peak. Senegal’s largest lake is the artificial Guiers Lake. Another prominent region is Casamance, which is an area south of The Gambia including the Casamance River. Casamance is recognized for its rainfall and lush tropical landscape.
Senegal Regional Map
Regions are the first-level administrative unit in Senegal. Currently, there are 14 regions in Senegal. Then, regions in Senegal are divided into 45 departments, which are the second-level administrative unit.