The Gambia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Banjul

 

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Adama Barrow

Economy:

  • Gambia has sparse natural resource deposits and a limited agricultural base, and relies in part on remittances from workers overseas and tourist receipts.
  • About three-quarters of the population depends on the agricultural sector for its livelihood and the sector provides for about one-third of GDP.
  • In 2011, tourism contributed about one-fifth of GDP.

Population: 2,092,731 (2018)

Land Size: 11,295 sq km (4,361 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Mandinka: 42%
  • Fula: 18%
  • Wolof: 16%,
  • Jola: 10%
  • Serahuli: 9%
  • Other: 4%)
  • Non-African: 1% (2003 census)
Religions:

 

  • Muslim: 90%
  • Christian: 8%
  • African Indigenous Religions: 2%

Language(s):

  • English (official)
  • Mandinka
  • Wolof
  • Fula
  • other indigenous vernaculars

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: ECOWAS Citizens President in Gambia Calls for Preservation of Peace, Security - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [The Point] The president of ECOWAS Citizens in The Gambia Michel Pokpaye Kuivogui has called on all ECOWAS citizens in the Gambia to join in efforts of the Gambia government to preserve and maintain peace and security.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: HGCF Supports Njongon Community Clinic With Medical Items - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [The Point] Helping Gambian Children Foundation (HGCF), a Holland-based charity recently presented medial items to Njongon Community Clinic in the Lower Nuimi District, North Bank Region.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: Green Land FC Shock Nema Su FC in Sukuta Noran Tourney - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [The Point] Green Land FC over the weekend defeated Nema Su FC 1-0 in the 2021 Sukuta noran football tournament played at the Dembadou Mini Stadium.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: BCC, Texas-Based Council to Strengthen Ties - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [The Point] In bid to strengthen ties based on mutual trust and understanding, Banjul City Council (BCC) and Saginaw City in Texas, United States of America have vowed to deepen their ties, as both councils have shown commitment to joining efforts for the greater good of their people.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: GCCPC Blames Alkalolu Over Frequent Land Disputes - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [The Point] The Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC) study on the state of consumer welfare in the real estate industry has accused some alkalolu of being responsible for consumers inability to have access to their official transfer documents for properties after making full payments.