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About The Gambia

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The Gambia,

officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in Western Africa. It is the smallest country on the African continental mainland and is bordered to the north, east, and south by Senegal, and the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

The River Gambia flows through the centre of the country and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

On the 18th of February 1965, The Gambia became independent from the British Empire.

Banjul is its capital.
Largest city: Serrekunda
Official language(s) English,
Government: Republic
Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh
Areal: 10,380 km²
Population July 2005 estimated. 1,517,000 

For more information about The Gambia go to Wikipedia




Motto: Progress, Peace, Prosperity

Map of The Gambia

Gambia satelite map
Image Date: 2002/02/15
The red dots sprinkled all across this true-color image show the locations of fires mostly located in the African savannas just south of the Sahel region. Many fires were burning in this region throughout February 2002.

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