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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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