Important cities: Dakar, Saint-Louis, Ziguinchor, Kedougou, Thiès, Touba, Kafountine
Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
Visa policy: Link
Area: 196,712 km2
Languages: French and other African languages
Mobile Phone: Sims cards are available for any GSM mobile phone. The most important network is Orange.
Country code: +221
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Internet TLD: .sn
Time Zone: UTC
Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel
Description: Senegal has a tropical climate with pleasant heat throughout the year with well-defined dry and humid seasons that result from northeast winter winds and southwest summer winds. The dry season (December to April) is dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind.Dakar's annual rainfall of about 600 mm occurs between June and October when maximum temperatures average 30°C and minimums 24.2°C; December to February maximum temperatures average 25.7°C and minimums 18°C.
When should you go: Senegal should be visited from November to June.