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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 red area within circle) on the coast of West Africa.
Location of the Gambia (dark red area within circle) on the coast of West Africa.
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
GovernmentPresidential republic
 - PresidentYahya Jammeh
 - Vice-PresidentIsatou Njie-Saidy
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 - From the United Kingdom18 February 1965 
 - Gambian republic referendum, 197024 April 1970 
Area
 - Total11,295 km2 (164th)
4,007 sq mi
 - Water (%)11.5
Population
 - 2009 estimate1,782,893[1] (149th)
 - 2003 census1,360,681
 - Density164.2/km2 (74th)
425.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$3.403 billion[2]
 - Per capita$1,864[2]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$918 million[2]
 - Per capita$502[2]
Gini (1998)50.2
high
HDI (2013)Increase 0.439
low ·165th
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 July 26, 2012


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