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SportsSoccer is the most popular sport in Senegal, with many people following their favorite clubs and the national team. Senegal’s national sport is traditional wrestling. The sport is a combination of Judo and other older wrestling styles. On Sundays, people watch teams and groups compete. People often bet on the outcomes or the wrestling matches. In 1992, Senegal hosted the African Soccer Cup. They were a favorite to win, but in the semifinals, were upset by Cameroon.

EconomyAlthough there is a growing middle class and a few wealthy elite, most Senegalese are subsistence farmers most farmers who work to feed their families. Most farmers who grow peanuts.Most farmers are poor and cannot save enough money to become wealthy. Many wealthy people are born wealth.

ClimateThe climate is hot year round. The rainy season is from July to September, with the section of Senegal above Gambia receiving 11 to 22 inches of rain more than 60 inches of rain. The northern part of is in the Sahel, and is often subject to desertification. The coastal areas are cooler than the rest of the country.

GovernmentSenegal has a democratic government with a President and a Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President. This type of government was adopted after Senegal received its independence from France. Senegal has had many peaceful elections since it gained its independence. The four time president, Abdou Diouf, was beaten in the elections by Abdoulaye Wade and peacefully accepted the results. To this day, Senegal is the only West African country not have had a coup or civil war since it gained it’s independence.

Welcome to Senegal!

Senegal's national soccer team

Senegal's national soccer team

Senegal's flag

Senegal's national anthem

A map of Senegal

Senegal currency

Senegal's president, Macky Sall

A sandstorm


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