Senegal (SN)

An independent African republic since Apr. 4, 1960; formerly a French colony. It lies at the western extremity of North Africa, with Mauritania on the north, Mali on the east, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau on the south, and Gambia and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. It has an area of 75,750 square miles (196,200 square kilometers), with a population (1994) of 8.7 million. Of these, 90 percent are Muslims and most of the rest animists. Most of the Christians are Roman Catholics. Agriculture is the principal occupation, the chief exports being peanuts, peanut oil, and oil cake. Senegal also exports phosphates. Seventh-day Adventist Statistics. The territory of Senegal constitutes the Senegal Mission, which is part of the Sahel Union Mission and the Africa-Indian Ocean Division. Statistics (1992) ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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