THE GAMBIA - REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA


The Gambia is a very small African country and even though you would expect for me to say that they area third world place, I am saying they are very pretty and you'll see what I mean if you visit. If I were to visit Iwould like to take a self tour and try to be a hard core on and off road traveler so we can see everything. The people in Africa are very pretty but as, I said in Liberia, they make me feel sad. I hope you can find a time to see this beautiful country. It will just make you want to go there again.

Republic of the Gambia is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 1,778,081, making it the 148th largest national population. Its capital is Banjul and its largest city is Serekunda with a total population of 335,733. The country encompasses 11,300 square kilometers making it the 163rd largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean.

President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government, and along with Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for five years with no term limits. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 24 April 1970.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Mandinka, Wolof, Fula and other indigenous vernaculars. It counts among its major religions Muslim, Christian and indigenous beliefs. As sources of mass communication it has 3 AM, 2 FM and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are an unnamed location in the eastern end of the country at the Senegal border, its highest point at 53 meters and the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Gambia River, which measures 390 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are processing peanuts, fish, and hides;tourism, beverages, agricultural machinery assembly, woodworking, metalworking and clothing. Its official currency is Gambian Dalaji.

Here’s something you may not know about The Gambia. Gambia is almost an enclave of Senegal.

 Banjul, The capital