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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
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
18 February 1965
Area
• Total
10,689 km2 (4,127 sq mi) (159th)
• Water (%)
11.5
Population
• 2017 estimate
2,051,363[2] (146)
• 2013 census
1,857,181[1]
• Density
176.1/km2 (456.1/sq mi) (74th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.582 billion[3]
• Per capita
$1,686[3]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$1.038 billion[3]
• Per capita
$488[3]
Gini (1998)50.2
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.452[4]
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 January 20, 2018


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