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Official Country Name: Republic of The Gambia
Capital City: Banjul
Country Dialling Code: +220
Currency: Dalasi   D1=100b
Defence: Expenditure: 0.9% of GDP (2009), no conscription
Government  Office Hours: 8 am to 4 pm, Fridays half-day
GDP ppp: GDP per capita ppp $2,000 (2011 est.) - GDP: (2008) / $3.541 billion (2011 est.)
Independence Day: February 18th (1965) from Britain
Internet Domain: .gm
Land Area: 10,000 sq km  + water = 11, 295 sq km
Land Boundaries: 740 km
Main Exports: Groundnuts, fish and palm kernels
Main Service Industry: Tourism
Languages: Fula, Mandinka, Jola, Wolof & Serahuli, other indigenous vernaculars
Population 1,776,103 (2012 est. World Bank)
Population Growth Rate: 2.344%% per annum (2012 est.)
Official Language: English
Religion: Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, Other 1%
Time Zone: GMT
Voltage: 220-240V, 50 Hz
Weights & Measures: Metric Units

Geography  
Gambia's Location: Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
Geographic Coordinates: 13 28 N, 16 34 W
Coastline &  Area: 80 km  and area of 11,300 square km
Climate: sub-tropical climate with two distinct dry & rainy seasons
Annual rainfall: 1,296 millimetres
Administrative divisions: 5 divisions & 1 city: Banjul, Lower River, Central River, Upper River, North Bank and Western Division
Demography:  
Population Density: 172.84 per sq km. (est. 2010)
Ethnic Groups: (27) African 99% (Mandinka 42%, Fula 18%, Wolof 16%, Jola 10%, Serahuli 9%, other 4%), non-African 1%
Age Structure: 0-14 years: 40% (male 360,732 / female 358,440)
  15-64 years: 56.9% (male 501,946 / female 520,826)
  65 years and over: 3.1% (male 26,645 / female 29,271) (2011 est.)
Birth Rate: 33.41 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
Death Rate: 7.5 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
Net Migration rate: -2.46 migrants / 1,000 population (2012 est.)
Sex Ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female
  under 15 years: 1.01 male(s) / female
  15-64 years: 0.96 male(s) / female
  65 years and over: 0.9 male(s) / female
Infant Mortality Rate: 360 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Life Expectancy at birth: 61.52 years / men, 66.18 years / women (2012 est.)
Total Fertility rate: 4.1 children born / woman (2012 est.)
HIV / Aids prevalence rate: Adult prevalence 2% (2009 est.)
Literacy Rates: Aged over 15 years who can read & write: male: 60%, 40.4% (2010 est.)
 


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*Last updated: 2nd October, 2012

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