In Senegal, the word Teranga means hospitality in Wolof, the main local language.
With its stable democracy and social harmony, the West African country is among the leading countries in the region as its pace of development has gained momentum in recent years.
Gaining independence from France in 1960, Senegal is surrounded by Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Gambia.
It has a total surface area of 196,722 square kilometers (75,955 square miles) and is seen as a gateway to West Africa.
With its security and location at the tip of a peninsula reaching into the Atlantic Ocean, the