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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-partypresidential republic
 - 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)2012 estimate
 - Total$3.403 billion[1]
 - Per capita$1,864[1]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$918 million[1]
 - Per capita$502[1]
Gini (1998)50.2
high
HDI (2013)Steady 0.441[2]
low ·172nd
CurrencyDalasi (GMD)
Time zoneGMT
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 June 30, 2015


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