Republic of The Gambia

Motto

“Progress, Peace, Prosperity”

Anthem

“For The Gambia Our Homeland

Geography

Capital: Banjul
Largest City: Serekunda
Total area: 11,300 sq km
Climate: Tropical, hot, rainy season, cooler, dryer season
Natural resources: Fish, clay, silica sand, titanium, tin, zircon
Border countries: Senegal

People and Society

Population: 1,967,709
Demonym: Gambian
Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Fula, Wolof
Ethnic groups: Mandinka, Fula, Wolof, Jola, Serahuli
Religions: Muslim, Christian, indigenous beliefs

Government

Independence: 10 February 1965 (from the UK)
Government type: Republic
Chief of state: Yahya JAMMEH (since 1996)

Economy

Currency: Dalasi
Exports: Peanuts products, fish, cotton lint, palm kernels
Industries: Peanuts, fish, hides, tourism, beverages,
woodworking, metalworking, clothing

Tourism and Attraction

Albert Market
Gambia River
Gambia National Museum
Kachikally crocodile pool
Abuko Nature Reserve
Kiang West National Park
Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve

Sources:
The World Factbook
Info about Gambia
Gambia Photo Gallery