in Western Africa

Country Quickfacts
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - XOF
Spoken languages:
French, Wolof
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: C, D, E, K)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
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Map of Senegalese Unesco Heritage Sites

Click any of the markers above to learn more about the corresponding heritage site and learn more about Senegal in Africa. The list below is ordered by name. The oldest site is Island of Gorée. On the list since 1978. The youngest site is Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes. On the list since 2012.

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Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes
The site, located in south-east Senegal, includes three geographical areas: the Bassari–Salémata area, the Bedik–Bandafassi area and the Fula–Dindéfello area, each with its specific morphologi...
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Situated in the Senegal River delta, the Djoudj Sanctuary is a wetland of 16,000 ha, comprising a large lake surrounded by streams, ponds and backwaters. It forms a living but fragile sanctuary for so...
Island of Gorée
The island of Gorée lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portugue...
Island of Saint-Louis
Founded as a French colonial settlement in the 17th century, Saint-Louis was urbanised in the mid-19th century. It was the capital of Senegal from 1872 to 1957 and played an important cultural and eco...
Niokolo-Koba National Park
Located in a well-watered area along the banks of the Gambia river, the gallery forests and savannahs of Niokolo-Koba National Park have a very rich fauna, among them Derby elands (largest of the ante...
Saloum Delta
Fishing and shellfish gathering have sustained human life in the 5,000 km2 property, which is formed by the arms of three rivers. The site comprises brackish channels encompassing over 200 islands and...