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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

Demographics:

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
Worldatlas.com

Country Profile for Gambia
United Nations

Current News About Gambia
AllAfrica.com

Gambia - Facts and Information
Encyclopedia.com

Tourism:

Traveling to Gambia
Africaguide.com

Language Resources:

Study in Gambia
Go study in Gambia

Government Related

Gambian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Gambia Government Web Sites
by Gunnar Anzinger.


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