Overview of Gambia

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Officially name: The Republic of The Gambia

Capital: Banjul

Largest city: Serekunda

Official language: English

Government: Republic

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The Gambia is a country in Western Africa. The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa, bordered to the north, east, and south by Senegal, with a small coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

Area

Total 10,380 km2 (164th)
Water (%) 11.5

Population

2009 estimate 1,705,000 (146th)
Density 164.2/km2 (74th)
425.5/sq mi

Currency: Dalasi (GMD)

Time zone

GMT

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .gm

Calling code: 220