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Senegal: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania
Geographic Coordinates14 00 N, 14 00 W 14.0,-14.0
Area total: 196,722 sq km
land: 192,530 sq km
water: 4,192 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 196722
DBpedia: 196723
Geoname: 196190
Infoplease: 196190
Britannica: 196722
Wolfram: 196722

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Land boundariestotal: 2,640 km
border countries: The Gambia 740 km, Guinea 330 km, Guinea-Bissau 338 km, Mali 419 km, Mauritania 813 km
Coastline531 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed elevation southwest of Kedougou 581 m
Highest Mountains
Terraingenerally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast
Natural Hazardslowlands seasonally flooded; periodic droughts
Natural Resourcefish, phosphates, iron ore
Land Usearable land: 19.57%
permanent crops: 0.28%
other: 80.15% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind
Irrigated Land1,197 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources38.8 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswildlife populations threatened by poaching; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; overfishing
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Dakar; Thies; Kaolack; Mbour; Saint-Louis
According to Geonames: Dakar; Grand Dakar; Pikine; Touba; Thiès Nones

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Important Cities
Geography-notewesternmost country on the African continent; The Gambia is almost an enclave within Senegal