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Location

West Africa – The smallest country

on mainland Africa

Area

11,295 Sq.km (4361 Sq. Miles)

Capital

Banjul

Currency

Dalasi (GMD)

Pronounced (DA-LA-SI)

Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

 

Climate

Pleasant sub-tropical climate with two distinct seasons: Dry savannah winds November to June, (Harmattan) and (heavy showers) wet, and lusciously green from July-October.

Average Mid-day

Temperatures about 27o C (80o F)

(with a cooling light breeze).

Night Time Temperatures

Considerably cooler, between

10o C-16o C (50o- 60o F).

Population

1.7 million

Ethnic Diversity

Official Language: English Other Languages: Mandinka, Wollof, Fula, Jola, Sarahule, Serere,

Manjago, Cerole (Aku or pigeon English). French is taught in some secondary and high schools.

Some of the staff in hotels, restaurants and excursion agencies speak other European languages such as German, Italian, Dutch, French and Scandinavian languages.

Religious Tolerance

The Gambia is one of the most religiously tolerant nations in the world. Most people are interrelated,

regardless of their religious backgrounds. It is not uncommon to find Muslims and Christians in

wedlock, or closely connected. In fact, in many instances it is the norm. Religious days and feasts

are celebrated nationally. This has been since time immemorial, and still continues today.

Religious Diversity

Islam: 85 % of the population Christianity and Other African Traditional Religions (ATR): 15%

Vibrant Economy

Tourism is a major industry in the Gambia, however, there are others: Agriculture, agroprocessing,

fisheries, livestock and manufacturing.

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