Where is Gambia?

Located in Western Africa, Gambia has a 749.00 km border with Senegal.The border is sometimes the site of cross-border raids, arms smuggling, and other illegal activities.

Gambia is an African country covering 11,300.00 km2 of which 10.44% is water and 10,120.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 36th smallest country in the world and slightly less than twice the size of Delaware. Its geographic coordinates are 13 28 N, 16 34 W and Banjul is the capital city.

The country is named for the Gambia River which flows through it.

Its ISO code is GM.

Geography

Gambia has a mean elevation of 34 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is unnamed elevation which is 53m above tall.

It has a tropical climate with a rainy season from June to November and a dry season from November to May. Its terrain is characterized by low hills.

Population

Gambia has a population of 2,009,648 making it the 146th largest in the world.

English is the official language. The major ethnic groups include Mandinka/Jahanka, Fulani/Tukulur/Lorobo, and Wolof. The country has a Muslim religious majority.

The dialing code for the country is 220.

Government

Gambia is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1965. Its constitution was last ratified in 1997.

Economy

The currency of Gambia is the Dalasi (GMD).

Its major export partners are China, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Its main exports are peanut products, fish, and cotton. Its major import partners are China, Brazil, and Senegal. Its major imports include foodstuffs, manufactures, fuel, machinery, and transport equipment.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017