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GEOGRAPHIE

Senegal is located on the west coast of Africa.  It is bound by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south, and it encloses the enclave of Gambia in the southwest.  Senegal has a tropical climate with a wet season from June to September and high humidity along the coast.  Rainfall decreases from the south with the wet season extending to October.  Land Use; forested 54%, pastures 16%, agricultural-cultivated 12%, other 18% (1993)


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