Gambia Country Facts
Alternate Names: The Gambia, Gambia
Former 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
Size/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.
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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