The Gambia
Population numbers: 1.8 million
How many square miles: 4,127 square miles
Geography fast facts (uniqueness)
  • The Gambia (officially the Republic of The Gambia and also known as just Gambia) is a small, narrow country that snakes inland along Africa’s west coastal on the flood plain of the Gambia River.
  • Entirely surrounded by Senegal, Gambia is the smallest country on the continent.
  • First mentioned by Carthaginian travellers in 470BC, Gambia was the site of the first British settlement established to trade slaves in 1661.
  • The country was made famous by the novel Roots whose hero, Kunte Kinte, was a slave from The Gambia.
  • Baboon Islands is a rehabilition centre for chimpanzees, and humans are forbidden to visit!
  • Tourists enjoy sunbathing on pristine white beaches whilst bird watchers are attracted by 569 species of birds.
  • Banjul, the capital, is on an island at the mouth of the River Gambia. It is not the biggest town, though. Serekunda, a market town, is larger as it is on the mainland and has space to grow.
Capital City: Banjul, officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of the Gambia and is in a division of the same name.
Religion: Islam in the Gambia. Islam is the majority religion of the Gambia, with around 95.3% of the population being Muslims. Other religious societies are made up of Catholics, Protestants, and Traditional African religion.
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