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The Gambia is pronounced “gam·bee·uh” and is one of the 16 countries located in West Africa. The Gambia was named after ‘The River Gambia’ and is known as the “Smiling Coast of Africa.” This country gained its independence on February 18, 1965 from Britain. This country is known as a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 500 species of birds who call The Gambia home. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, The Gambia.

Gambia flag simple illustration for independence day or election

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Where is The Gambia located?

The Gambia is located in West Africa bordered by Senegal.

World Data Locator Map, The Gambia

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Facts About The Gambia:

  1. Capital: Banjul
  2. Population: 2.5 Million
  3. Nationality: Libyan


What Are The Official Languages of The Gambia?

English is the official language of The Gambia but Mandinka and Wolof are the two most common languages spoken.

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What Is The Currency of The Gambia?

Dalasi is used in The Gambia

$1 = 54.20

$20 = 1084.00

$60 = 3252.00

Gambian money a background

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What Are The Religions of The Gambia?

In The Gambia the main religion practiced is Sunni Muslims (96%).


Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in The Gambia:

I hope this information has given you more insight into The Gambia but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

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