Gambia Country Facts

Gambia Country Facts
Official Name: Republic of The Gambia

Alternate Names: The Gambia, Gambia

Gambia FlagFormer Names: British Gambia

Capital City: Banjul

Flag: There are five horizontal stripes on the flag of Gambia. There is a red stripe on the top, blue in the middle and green stripe in the bottom separated by thin white stripes of equal width.

Date of Independence: February 18, 1965 from Britain

National Anthem: For The Gambia, Our Homeland

Population: 1,782,893

Gambia MapSize/Area: 11,295 sq km, slightly less than twice the size of Delaware.

Land Locked: No

Coastline: 80 km

Bordering Countries: Senegal

Administrative Divisions: 5 divisions and 1 city; Divisions - Central River, Lower River, North Bank, Upper River, Western. City - Banjul.

Major Cities: Banjul, Serekunda

Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

Religions: Muslim, Christian, indigenous beliefs

Major Holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day (Feb 18),
Milad al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet), Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day (May 1), Revolution Day (July 22), Assumption, Koriteh (End of Ramadan), Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice), Christmas.

5 Gambia DalasisCurrency: Dalasi

Currency Code: GMD

Highest Point: An unnamed location at 53 m

Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean

Bordering Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean

Climate: Tropical savannah climate with a hot rainy season from June to November and a cooler dry season from November to May.

Major Industries: Processing peanuts, fish, hides, tourism, beverages, agricultural machinery assembly, woodworking, metalworking, clothing

Major Agricultural Products: Rice, millet, sorghum, peanuts, corn, sesame, cassava (tapioca), palm kernels, cattle, sheep, goats

Natural Resources: Fish, titanium (rutile and ilmenite), tin, zircon, silica sand, clay, petroleum

Time Zone: UTC 0

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