Atlas of the Gambia

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The Gambia

The Gambia

English The Gambia - Republic of The Gambia

The Republic of The Gambia is a country in Western Africa. It is the smallest country on the African continental mainland and is bordered to the north, east, and south by ► Senegal, and has a small coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The River Gambia flows through the centre of the country and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. On 18 February 1965, The Gambia became independent from the British Empire. Banjul is its capital.

Short name  The Gambia
Official name Republic of The Gambia
Status Independent country since 1965
Location West Africa
Capital Banjul
Population 1,857,181 inhabitants
Area 10,380 square kilometres (4,010 sq mi)
Major languages English (official), Wolof, Fula, Mandinka, Serer, and Jola
Major religions Islam, Christianity, and Indigenous Religions
More information The Gambia, Geography of The Gambia, History of The Gambia and Politics of The Gambia
More images The Gambia - The Gambia (Category).

General maps

Map of The Gambia
Map of The Gambia
Map of The Gambia

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day The Gambia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day The Gambia.

Mali Empire 1235-1546

Satellite maps

Satellite map
Satellite map

Notes and references

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