Senegal

Capital Dakar

Population 14,799,859

Area 196,722 km2

Key facts

Senegal is a country located in Western Africa. There are 5 countries (Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania) that Senegal shares its borders with. The official language of Senegal is French.

The national currency in Senegal is West African CFA franc (XOF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 655.63 XOF and 1 USD is worth 667.49 XOF.

Senegalese
Banknotes

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Senegalese
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Senegal is 35.91 Mbps and mobile is 30.57 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Senegal.6.42 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Senegal, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Senegal. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 V, 50 Hz  Type K 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Senegal?

There are no Mariott hotels in Senegal.

There are no Hilton hotels in Senegal.

There are no IHG hotels in Senegal.

There are no Best Western hotels in Senegal.

There are Radisson hotels in Dakar.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Senegal.

What fast food chains are present in Senegal?

Thieboudienne are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Senegal. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Senegal below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Senegal.

The KFC chain operates in Senegal.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Senegal.

The Subway chain does not operate in Senegal.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Senegal.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Senegal.

Weather

Today the sun in Dakar, rises at 6:59 AM and sets at 6:58 PM. The climate of Dakar may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5OvercastLow: 28.5°C (83.3°F)High: 29.1°C (84.38°F)
ThursdayOct 6Partly cloudlyLow: 27.9°C (82.22°F)High: 28.9°C (84.02°F)
FridayOct 7Partly cloudlyLow: 28.7°C (83.66°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
SaturdayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 28.4°C (83.12°F)High: 29°C (84.2°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 26.8°C (80.24°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)
MondayOct 10Rain showersLow: 27.3°C (81.14°F)High: 28.4°C (83.12°F)

Weather data for Dakar (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Senegal.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Senegal.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.3, Senegal is placed 83rd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Senegal traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  17.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2015.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 23.50 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Senegal

17 Police
1515 Ambulance
1515 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Senegal?

Currently, citizens of 60 countries can enter Senegal without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Senegal.

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