Senegal is a country on Africa’s west coast known for its French colonial heritage and natural attractions. Dakar, the capital, features the ancient Médina district and esteemed Musée Théodore Monod, displaying African art. Dakar is also known for its nightlife and native mbalax music. Saint-Louis, formerly the capital of French West Africa, is known for the colonial architecture in its old town.
Currency: West African CFA franc
Population: 14.13 million (2013) World Bank
President: Macky Sall
Official language: French