Senegal Independence Day

Event Name Senegal Independence Day
Start Date 4th Apr 2017 12:00am
End Date
Duration N/A
Description

On 4 April 1959, Senegal and the French Sudan merged to form the Mali Federation, which became fully independent on 20 June 1960. As a result of the independence and the transfer of power, an agreement was signed with France on 4 April 1960.

Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal also borders The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia river, which separates Senegal's southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal's economic and political capital is Dakar. It is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World, or Afro-Eurasia, and owes its name to the Senegal River, which borders it to the east and north.

The name "Senegal" comes from the Wolof "Sunuu Gaal," which means "Our Boat." Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi) and has an estimated population of about 13 million.

Source: Wikipedia