The Gambia

Republic of The Gambia

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Capital City

Banjul (pop. 35 000, with suburbs 500 000)

Other Cities

Serrekunda (pop. 200 000), Basse Santa Su, Georgetown (Jangjang-bureh), Juffureh.


Civilian.Independence: 18 February 1965 (from the UK).


Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean surrounded by Senegal.


11 300 sq. km. (4 360 sq. mi.)


Flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by low hills.


Tropical; hot rainy season (June to Nov.); cooler, dry season (Nov. to May).


1.8 million.

Ethnic groups

Mandinka 40%, Fula 18%, Wolof 14%, Jola 10%, Serahule 9%, Serere 8%, Krio/Aku Marabout, Manjago, Bambara.
Non-Gambians 13% of the population.


Muslim 85%, Christian 4%, animists.


English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula (Pulaar), Jola, other indigenous languages.Literacy: 38%

Contact details and Reservations:  

Luigis Complex for the best Gambian self-catering apartments, serviced flats, beachside accommodation, bed and breakfast, restaurant and eco-tourism excursions.

Relax and enjoy your Gambia Holidays with us!
Tel +220 4460280

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