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The name “Senegal” comes from the Wolof “Sunuu Gaal,” which means “Our Boat.”

Summary statistics
Region Western Africa
Surface area (sq km) 197000
Population (est., 000) 135000
Pop. density (per sq km) 12.7
Capital city Dakar
Capital city pop. (000) 24500
Currency West African Franc CFA

Incident Timeline: Not Applicable
Senegal has not experienced any significant terrorist attacks since independence in 1960 but is aware of the existence a real, growing threat of terrorism across other West African regions.