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Islamic Republic of The Gambia
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Progress, Peace, Prosperity"
Anthem: "For The Gambia Our Homeland"
Location of  The Gambia  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  The Gambia  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

CapitalBanjul
13°28′N16°36′W / 13.467°N 16.600°W / 13.467; -16.600
Largest citySerekunda
Official languagesEnglish
National languages
Ethnic groups (2003)
DemonymGambian
GovernmentDominant-partypresidentialrepublic
 • PresidentYahya Jammeh
 • Vice-PresidentIsatou Njie-Saidy
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 • from the United Kingdom18 February 1965 
Area
 • Total10,689 km2 (164th)
4,007 sq mi
 • Water (%)11.5
Population
 • 2013 Census census1,882,450
 • Density176.1/km2 (74th)
425.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$3.491 billion[1]
 • Per capita$1,715[1]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$757 million[1]
 • Per capita$371[1]
Gini (1998)50.2
high
HDI (2013)Steady 0.441[2]
low ·172nd
CurrencyDalasi (GMD)
Time zoneGMT(UTC+0)
Daylight Saving Time
is not observed
Drives on theright
Calling code+220
ISO 3166 codeGM
Internet TLD.gm
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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