The Gambia

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sovereign state, country
Part ofWest Africa Edit
Inception1965 Edit
Official nameRepublic of The Gambia, République de Gambie, Islamic Republic of The Gambia Edit
Native labelRepublic of The Gambia Edit
Short name🇬🇲 Edit
IPA transcriptionðə ˈɡæə Edit
Dem name afterGambia River Edit
Official languageEnglish Edit
AnthemFor The Gambia Our Homeland Edit
Cultureculture of Gambia Edit
Motto textProgress, Peace, Prosperity, Прогрес, мир, просперитет, The smiling coast of Africa Edit
ContinentAfrica Edit
CountryGambia Edit
CapitalBanjul Edit
Located in time zoneUTC±00:00, Africa/Banjul Edit
Located in or next to body of waterAtlantic Ocean Edit
Located in/on physical featureWest Africa Edit
Coordinate location13°30′0″N 15°30′0″W Edit
Coordinates of easternmost point13°25′27″N 13°47′29″W Edit
Coordinates of northernmost point13°49′48″N 15°4′48″W Edit
Coordinates of southernmost point13°3′49″N 16°44′50″W Edit
Coordinates of westernmost point13°23′0″N 16°49′26″W Edit
Lowest pointAtlantic Ocean Edit
Government ein basic formrepublic Edit
Office held by head of statePresident of the Gambia Edit
State ein headAdama Barrow Edit
Office head of government holdPresident of the Gambia Edit
Government ein headAdama Barrow Edit
Legislative bodyNational Assembly of The Gambia Edit
Central bankCentral Bank of The Gambia Edit
Currencydalasi Edit
Headquarters locationBanjul Edit
Dey share bother plusSenegal Edit
Driving sideright Edit
Electrical plug typeBS 1363 Edit
Dey replaceCommonwealth realm of the Gambia Edit
Studied inGambian studies Edit
Official website Edit
HashtagTheGambia Edit
Top-level Internet Edit
Flagflag of the Gambia Edit
Coat of armscoat of arms of the Gambia Edit
Geography of topicgeography of the Gambia Edit
Get characteristicnot-free country Edit
History of topichistory of the Gambia Edit
Economy of topiceconomy of the Gambia Edit
Demographics of topicdemographics of the Gambia Edit
Mobile country code607 Edit
Country calling code+220 Edit
Emergency phone number116, 118, 112 Edit
Licence plate codeWAG Edit
Maritime identification digits629 Edit
Unicode character🇬🇲 Edit
Category for honorary citizens of entityCategory:Honorary citizens of places in the Gambia Edit
Category for mapsCategory:Maps of Gambia Edit

The Gambia, ein official name be Republic of The Gambia,[1] be country for West Africa. Ebe de smallest country for mainland Africa[2] wey Senegal dey surround am except for ein western coast for de Atlantic Ocean. De Gambia dey for both sides of de lower reaches of de Gambia River, wey dey give the country ein name, dey flow for de centre of de Gambia then go pour for de Atlantic Ocean inside, ein dey give de country ein long shape. Eget area of 11,300 square kilometres (4,400 sq mi)[3] den population of 1,857,181 after dem do de April 2013 census. Banjul be de Gambian capital, den san be de country ein largest metropolitan area,[4] wey Serekunda den Brikama be ein largest cities.[5]

De Portuguese for 1455 insyd enter de Gambian region, de first Europeans make dem do so, but dem neva establish important trade der.[6] For 1765 insyd, na dem make the Gambia part of de British Empire by establishment of the Gambia.[7] For 1965 insyd, the Gambia gain independence under Dawda Jawara ein leadership, wey he rule til Yahya Jammeh seize power for bloodless 1994 coup. Adama Barrow cam turn the Gambia ein third president for January 2017 insyd, after he defeat Jammeh for de December 2016 elections insyd.[8] Jammeh initially accept de results, before he refuse make he lef office, e trigger constitutional crisis den military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States wey result for ein removal two days after dem schedule make ein term end.[9][10][11]

The Gambia be member of de Economic Community of West African States since ein conception for 1975 insyd den member of de Commonwealth,[12] plus English be de country ein sole official language, both legacies of ein British colonial past. Farming, fishing, den especially tourism dey dominate The Gambia ein economy. For 2015 insyd, 48.6% of de population live for poverty insyd.[13] For rural areas, na poverty be even more widespread, for almost 70%.[13]

References[edit | edit source]

  2. Hoare, Ben. (2002) The Kingfisher A-Z Encyclopedia, Kingfisher Publications. p. 11. ISBN 0-7534-5569-2.
  7. Hughes, Arnold (2008) Historical Dictionary of the Gambia. Scarecrow Press. p. xx. ISBN 0810862603.
  13. 13.0 13.1