It is bordered on the north by Mauritania, on the east by Mali, on the south by Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean.The long, narrow Republic of the Gambia is approximately two hundred miles long, surrounded by Senegal's southern region.

Agriculture is based largely on the cultivation of peanuts, millet, and sorghum.

Like most Sahelian countries, Senegal has an important livestock sector that periodically is decimated by drought.

The Republic of Senegal became independent in 1960 after three centuries of French colonial rule.

Dakar, the capital since independence in 1960, lies on the Cap Vert peninsula, the most westerly point in Africa.

This sense of a national identity is not shared by the Diola populations in the forest areas of the Casamance, who since December 1982 have been engaged in an armed insurgency to separate from the Islamized northerners.

The first president, Léopold Sédar Senghor, a Roman Catholic who presided over the nation for over twenty years, was a fervent advocate of African unity. Senegal, situated on the western tip of Africa, covers an area of 76,000 square miles (196,781 square kilometers).

The coat of arms shows a gold lion in profile on a green base, framed by the rays of a gold five-pointed star in the upper left corner.

The state seal has the coat of arms on one side and a baobab tree on the other, with the national motto: "One people, one aim, one faith." The baobab tree is the traditional meeting place (the pencha ) where discussions and political rallies take place. Paleolithic and Neolithic wall paintings, tools, and pottery have been found in the Senegal River valley.

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