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Interesting Facts About Senegal

It’s the only place in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived on the same street. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
It boasts the longest continues wine route in the world. It also has it’s very own name for champagne produced locally “Cap Clasique”.
The oldest remains of modern humans were found in South Africa and are well over 160,000 years old. You can visit “The Cradle of Humankind”
In 1905, the 25 January, the world’s largest diamond was found in Pretoria, South Africa. It had a weight of 1,33 pound and was a 3106 carat.
With more than six million trees in Johannesburg, it is believed to be the site of the largest man-made forest on the planet.
There are over 650 butterfly species in the Kakum National Park, including the giant swallowtails, which are nearly 8 inches (20 centimeters) across.
The name Ghana means warrior king and harks back to the days of the Ghana Empire between the ninth and 13th centuries.
The traditional cloth of the Ghanaian people is the bright and colorful kente cloth. In the north, the men wear loose flowing clothes made of darker cloth.
Ghana before 1957 was commonly known as the Gold Coast due to the availability of gold along the rivers Ankobra and Volta.
In Senegal, taxis have tails. Yes, an artificial tail made of goat or sheep hair and it supposedly brings good luck.
Lac Rose, a popular tourist destinations appears bright pink on sunny days due to the water's high salt content.
Wrestling is the traditional and national sport of Senegal.
Every Sunday on the beaches of Dakar, shepherds bring their flock to the shore to engage in a time-honoured cleansing ritual - including washes, manicures, and a swim - all for the sheep!

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