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Republic of The Gambia

Motto: "Progress, Peace, and 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
(2013 Census)
Demonym(s)Gambian
GovernmentUnitarypresidential republic
Adama Barrow
Isatou Touray
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
18 February 1965
• dissolution of the Senegambia Confederation
30 September 1989
Area
• Total
10,689 km2 (4,127 sq mi) (159th)
• Water (%)
11.5
Population
• 2020 estimate
2,173,999[2] (144th)
• 2013 census
1,857,181[1]
• Density
176.1/km2 (456.1/sq mi) (74th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$5.420 billion[3]
• Per capita
$2,240[3]
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$1.810 billion[3]
• Per capita
$746[3]
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 35.9[4]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.466[5]
low · 174th
CurrencyDalasi (GMD)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Daylight saving time is not observed
Driving sideright
Calling code+220
ISO 3166 codeGM
Internet TLD.gm
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Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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