Senegal derives its name from the Senegal River. It was earlier a colony of France. The climate is tropical in nature.
The country is a republic, with two houses of parliament, the upper and lower houses. The currency of the country is CFA Franc.
It is a member of the Western African Economic and Monetary Union. The main items exported are cotton, fish, fabrics, calcium phosphate and ground nuts.
India is the main trading partner with a 26 percent share of its exports. Information industry had a boost after internet connectivity was provided.
Islam is the pre-dominant religion. The Indian Embassy is located in the capital city of Dakar.