The Republic o The Gambie, commonly kent as The Gambie, or Gambie, is a kintra in Wastren Africae. The Gambie is the smawest kintra on mainland Africae, bordered tae the north, east, an sooth bi Senegal, wi a sma coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the wast.

Republic o The Gambie

Banner o The Gambie
Coat o airms o The Gambie
Coat o airms
Motto: "Progress, Peace, Prosperity"
Location o The Gambie
13°28′N 16°36′W / 13.467°N 16.600°W / 13.467; -16.600Coordinates: 13°28′N 16°36′W / 13.467°N 16.600°W / 13.467; -16.600
Lairgest ceetySerekunda
Offeecial leidsInglis
Naitional leids
Ethnic groups
GovrenmentUnitar presidential republic
• President
Adama Barrow
Isatou Touray
LegislaturNaitional Assemmly
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
18 Februar 1965
• Total
10,689 km2 (4,127 sq mi) (159t)
• Water (%)
• 2017 estimate
2,051,363[2] (146)
• 2013 census
• Density
176.1/km2 (456.1/sq mi) (74t)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.582 billion[3]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Tot
$1.038 billion[3]
• Per capita
Gini (1998)50.2
HDI (2015)Increase 0.452[4]
law · 173rd
CurrencyDalasi (GMD)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Daylicht Saving Time
is nae observed
Drivin sidericht
Cawin code+220
ISO 3166 codeGM
Territorial organization

Its borders roughly correspond tae the path o the Gambie River, the naition's namesake, at flows through the kintra's centre an empties intae the Atlantic Ocean. Its size is amaist 10,500 km² wi an estimatit population o 1,700,000.

On 18 Februar 1965, The Gambie wis grantit unthrildom frae the Unitit Kinrick an joined The Commonwealth. Banjul is The Gambie's caipital, but the lairgest conurbation is Serekunda.

The Gambie shares historical ruits wi mony ither wast African naitions in the slave trade, at wis key tae the maintenance o a colony on the Gambie river, first bi the Portuguese an later bi the Breetish. Since gainin unthrildom in 1965, the Gambie haes enjoyed relative stability, wi the exception o a brief period o military rule in 1994.

An agriculturally rich kintra, its economy is dominatit bi farmin, fishin, an tourism. Aboot a third o the population live belaw the internaitional poverty line o US$1.25 a day.

References eedit

  1. a b National Population Commission Secretariat (30 Apryle 2005). "2013 Population and Housing Census: Spatial Distribution" (PDF). Gambia Bureau of Statistics. The Republic of The Gambia. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 3 Januar 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. "The World Factbook: Gambia, The". CIA (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 24 Apryle 2020. Retrieved 2 Januar 2018.
  3. a b c d "The Gambia". International Monetary Fund.
  4. "2016 Human Development Report Summary" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2017.