The Gambia (officially the Republic of the Gambia) is located in Western Africa and occupies an area of 11,300 square kilometres. It is bordered to the north, south and east by Senegal and has an 80 kilometre coast on the Atlantic ocean to the west. The country’s borders roughly correspond with the path of the River Gambia.
Banjul, the capital, is located at the mouth of the River Gambia. Its strategic location and world-class port provide access to the Atlantic Trade Triangle (one of the world’d busiest shipping lanes) and serves as a trade and transportation center for the Gambia and neighbouring countries. This strategic location is complemented by the modern air and seaport, a well-developed road system, business-friendly climate, and an invaluable Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) trade agreement between 15 West African countries. This environment provides foreign and local investors in The Gambia with unique operational advantages!
Facts at a Glance
|Type of Government:||Republic|
|Major Cities:||Banjul, Basse, Brikama, Farrafenni and Serrekunda|
|Languages:||English, Fula, Jola, Mandinka, Sarahuleh, Serere and Wollof|
|Religion:||Muslim: 90%; Christian: 8%; Indigenous Beliefs: 2%|
|Electricitiy Voltage:||220-230 Volts at 50 Hertz|
|Local Time:||Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)|