17,878 refugees and asylum seekers, there are no refugee camps. 12,648 refugees reside in various local communities in the Valley while 1,917 refugees and 3,313 asylum seekers live in urban areas (Dakar, Thiès and Saint Louis).
The capital of Senegal, Dakar, is the westernmost point in Africa. The country, slightly smaller than South Dakota, surrounds Gambia on three sides and is bordered on the north by Mauritania, on the east by Mali, and on the south by Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.
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