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The Gambia

Official English Name: Republic of the Gambia

Common English Name: The Gambia

Capital: Banjul

REGION
West Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Senegal (North, East, and South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (West)
TOTAL AREA
11,295 km2 (88.5% land, 11.5% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
749 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
80 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Floodplain
Low hills
HIGHEST POINT
Unnamed elevation (53 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Fish, clay
Silica sand
Titanium
Rutile
Ilmenite
Tin
Zircon
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
DEMONYM
Gambian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Mandinka/Jahanka (33.8%)
Fulani/Tukulur/Lorobo (22.1%)
Wolof (12.2%)
Jola/Karoninka (10.9%)
Serahuleh (7.0%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Mandinka
Fula
Wolof
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (95.7%)
Christian (4.2%)
None/No Answer (0.2%)
POPULATION
2,009,648
LARGEST CITY
Serra Kunda (415,962)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Brikama (101,199)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Yahya Jammeh
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
5 Divisions
1 City
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
18 February 1965 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
For The Gambia, Our Homeland
GDP PER CAPITA
$1,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
D (Dalasi)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = D42.59
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.gm
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+220

The River Gambia that runs through the middle of the country is the main source of sustenance for the country.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ga.html (Majority of information)

http://bit.ly/2fqg0rc (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 4 November 2016