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GAMBIA NEWS

The Gambia: West Africa’s best-kept secret


Kartong Beach

In a world consumed by materialism, often the perfect adventures lay behind the bustling cities of Europe and deep into the cradle of humankind: Africa Dec 20, 2011

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Gambia


Airport cleared for take-off




The airport at The Gambia’s capital Banjul is being upgraded and repositioned as a regional hub that will link the West African region with the rest... Nov 29, 2011

Finance | Africa | Gambia


Building a business from the groundnut up


Groundnuts for domestic consumption were first introduced to The Gambia in the 16th century from a Brazilian species

In 2005 Anthony McNeill, a retired African-American cop from New York, left the United States to return to his roots and venture into Ghana – back... Nov 29, 2011

Agriculture | Africa | Gambia


Sowing the seeds of future growth




Two projects costing $24 million aim to increase agricultural productivity Nov 29, 2011

Agriculture | Africa | Gambia


Bringing power to the people




Ensuring dependable supplies of electricity and water will fuel the nation’s development Nov 29, 2011

Energy | Africa | Gambia


Strong signals for mobile phones


Gambia’s communications regulator - Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) - has managed to reduce calling costs

Tough competition and improving infrastructure suggest a bright future for   mobile communications in The Gambia Nov 29, 2011

Telecoms & ICT | Africa | Gambia


The English-speaking gateway to West Africa


Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia

Located on the West Coast of Africa, The Gambia is geographically the continent’s smallest mainland country, stretching less than 30 miles across... Nov 29, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Gambia



LOCATION:   

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal

 

AREA:   

total: 11,295 sq km



CLIMATE:   

tropical; hot, rainy season update paises set descripcion = June to November); cooler, dry season update paises set descripcion = November to May)

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

fish, clay, silica sand, titanium update paises set descripcion = rutile and ilmenite; tin, zircon

 

LANGUAGES:   

English update paises set descripcion = official; Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

 

RELIGIONS:   

Muslim 90%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 2%

 

POPULATION:   

2,009,648 (July 2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 147



GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

republic

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Banjul



GDP - purchasing power parity:

$3.387 billion (2016 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:   

rice, millet, sorghum, peanuts, corn, sesame, cassava update paises set descripcion = tapioca; palm kernels; cattle, sheep, goats

 

INDUSTRIES:   

processing peanuts, fish, and hides; tourism, beverages, agricultural machinery assembly, woodworking, metalworking, clothing

 

EXPORTS:   

$120 million (2016 est.)



IMPORTS:   

$363.9 million (2016 est.)



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