is located in Sub-Saharan Africa
part of Africa
. It's total area is 10K km²
of it is forest area. As of 2022
it has a total population of 2.7M. 63.9%
lives in cities whereas 36.1%
lives in rural areas.
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is situated on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of the Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean, thus the long shape of the country. It has an area of 11,300 square kilometres (4,400 sq mi) with a population of 1,857,181 as of the April 2013 census. Banjul is the Gambian capital and the country's largest metropolitan area, while the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.The Portuguese in 1455 entered the Gambian region, the first Europeans to do so, but never established important trade there. In 1765, the Gambia was made a part of the British Empire by establishment of the Gambia. In 1965, the Gambia gained independence under the leadership of Dawda Jawara, who ruled until Yahya Jammeh seized power in a bloodless 1994 coup. Adama Barrow became the Gambia's third president in January 2017, after defeating Jammeh in the December 2016 elections. Jammeh initially accepted the results, before refusing to leave office, triggering a constitutional crisis and military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States that resulted in his removal two days after his term was initially scheduled to end.The Gambia is a member of the Commonwealth and English is the sole official language – a legacy of its British colonial past. It is nowadays also a member of the Economic Community of West African States and other international organizations. The Gambia's economy is dominated by farming, fishing, and especially tourism. In 2015, 48.6% of the population lived in poverty. In rural areas, poverty was even more widespread, at almost 70%.
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English is the official language.
The official currency is Gambian dalasi [1 USD = 67.298 GMD].
🏧 Cash / Credit card usage
As credit cards are not widely used in Gambia, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %1.754275337]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 222 ATM's in Gambia.
In 2019, 619K tourists arrived to Gambia. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Gambia economy with a total of 168M $ income (%48.3).
Broadband is 🐌slow with 6.89 Mbps.
Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 28 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (December, January and February) average is 🔥 25 °C and very hot. Current season (winter) is 🔥 25 °C and very hot.
|Yearly average||28 °C 🔥|
|3 month average||25 °C 🔥|
|Spring average||29 °C 🔥|
|Summer average||28 °C 🔥|
|Fall average||27 °C 🔥|
|Winter average||25 °C 🔥|
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.
In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 2.2B $ and with %3.3 increase GNI per capita was 810 $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %11.5.
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