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Where is The Gambia?

map showing the location of The Gambia

Located in the continent of Africa, Gambia covers 10,000 square kilometers of land and 1,295 square kilometers of water, making it the 169th largest nation in the world with a total area of 11,295 square kilometers.

The Gambia became an independent state in 1965, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of The Gambia is 1,840,454 (2012) and the nation has a density of 184 people per square kilometer.

The currency of The Gambia is the Dalasi (GMD). As well, the people of The Gambia are refered to as Gambian.

The dialing code for the country is 220 and the top level internet domain for Gambian sites is .gm.

The Gambia shares land borders with only one country, Senegal.

To learn more, visit our detailed Gambia section.

Quick facts

Population 1,840,454
Density 184.0 / km2 ( 476.7 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1965
Capital Banjul (Banjul)
Currency Dalasi
GDP 807,069,488 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 439 (2014 data)
Land Area 10,000 km2 (3,861 mi2)
Water Area 1,295 km2 (500 mi2)
Neighbouring Country Senegal
Minimum Longitude -16.820
Maximum Longitude -13.800
Mininum Latitude 13.060
Maximum Latitude 13.830

What is the capital of The Gambia?

map showing the location of The Gambia
Location of Banjul on a map.

Banjul is the capital city of The Gambia. It has a population of 34,589, and is located on a latitue of 13.45 and longitude of -16.58.

Banjul is also the political center of The Gambia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Banjul, the Capital Of The Gambia

City Banjul
Country The Gambia
Population 34,589
Longitude -16.57803000
Latitude 13.45274000
Elevation 5 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.