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The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline. It's known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River. Abundant wildlife in its Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve includes monkeys, leopards, hippos, hyenas and rare birds. The capital, Banjul, and nearby Serrekunda offer access to beaches.

Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula

Ethnic Groups: Mandinka/Jahanka 33.8%, Fulani/Tukulur/Lorobo 22.1%, Wollof 12.2%, Jola/Karoninka 10.9%, Serahuleh 7%, Serere 3.2%, Manjago 2.1%, Bambara 1%, Creole/Aku Marabout 0.8%, other 0.9%, non-Gambian 5.2%, no answer 0.7%

Belief Systems: Islam, Christianity


Population: 1.63 million people (World Rank: 153rd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 16.3 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 226th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.94 %/yr (World Rank: 63rd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 63.5 years (World Rank: 186th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 20.5 years (World Rank: 146th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of The Gambia
University of Texas Library

United Nations Country Profile for Gambia

Current News About Gambia
from allAfrica.com

Gambia - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commision for Africa
African Information Society Initiative
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Gambia - Facts and Information 2
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Gambia
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Traveling to Gambia
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com

Language Resources:

Study in Gambia
Go study in Gambia

Goverment Related:

Gambian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Gambia Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.

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