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THIS WEST AFRICAN country, formerly a French colony, has a land area of 75,955 sq. mi. (196,723 sq. km.), with a population of 12,379,000 (2006 est.) and a population density of 153 people per sq. mi. (59 people per sq. km.). Some 31 percent of the country is forested, with 12 percent being arable and a further 16 percent being used for meadows or pasture, mainly for cattle and sheep.

Senegal's entire electricity production comes from fossil fuels. The country has maintained a relatively stable level of carbon dioxide emissions from 0.4 metric tons per capita in 1990, rising to 0.44 metric tons by 2003. About 85 percent of this carbon dioxide comes from liquid fuels, with the remainder coming from cement manufacturing. In terms of ...

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