Republic of the Gambia is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 1,840,454, making it the 149th
largest national population. Its capital is
Banjul and its largest city is Serekunda with a total population of 335,733. The
country encompasses 11,
295 square kilometers making it the 167th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean.

President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government, and along with Vice President
Isatou Njie-Saidy, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for five years with no term limits. Its
form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 24 April 1970.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Mandinka, Wolof, Fula and other indigenous vernaculars. It
counts among its major religions Muslim, Christian and indigenous beliefs. As sources of mass communication it has 3 AM,
2 FM and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are an unnamed location in the eastern end of the country at the Senegal border, its highest
point at 53 meters and the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Gambia River, which
measures 390 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are processing peanuts, fish, and hides;
tourism, beverages, agricultural machinery assembly, woodworking, metalworking and clothing. Its official currency is
Gambian Dalaji.

Here’s something you may not know about The Gambia. Gambia is almost an enclave of Senegal.
Baby alligator  from the
Gambia River
Banjul- The Gambia's
capital city  with the
Atlantic Ocean in the
background, Gambia's
lowest point
Elephant in the
Gambia River
Huge old baobab tree
Land Rover in small
Gambian village
Market in Serekunda-
Gambia's largest city
Vine covered slave
house in Georgetown
Gambian women doing
traditional dance
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Gambia River in the
Niokolobo National
Park on Gambia's
border with Senegal
Termite mound
Updated 13 January 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
2% (2009 est.)


ess than 1,000
Basse Santa Su- the
easternmost town of
the Gambia
Domodah- a Gambian
dish of peanut stew
with rice
Fass- the
northernmost point of
The Gambia
Fototo Ferry- The
Gambia's easternmost
Wassu Senegambian
Stone Circles near the
village of Janjanbureh-
a World Heritage Site
Nyamanari near The
Gambia's highest point
Festival at Kartong-
The Gambia's
southernmost point
Sanyang Beach- The
Gambia's westernmost
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