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Republic of The Gambia
Motto: "Progress, Peace, Prosperity"
Location of The Gambia
CapitalBanjul
13°28′N16°36′W / 13.467°N 16.600°W / 13.467; -16.600Coordinates: 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
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialrepublic
Adama Barrow
Fatoumata Tambajang(Acting)
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
18 February 1965
Area
• Total
10,689 km2 (4,127 sq mi) (164th)
• Water (%)
11.5
Population
• 2013 census
1,882,450
• Density
176.1/km2 (456.1/sq mi) (74th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$3.387 billion[1]
• Per capita
$1,664[1]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$886 million[1]
• Per capita
$435[1]
Gini (1998)50.2
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.452[2]
low · 173rd
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 July 9, 2017


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