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Outline of the Gambia

The location of the Gambia
An enlargeable map of the Republic of the Gambia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Gambia:

The Gambia – country in West Africa, officially named the Republic of the Gambia. The Gambia shares historical roots with many other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the key factor in the placing and keeping of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese and later by the British. On 18 February 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom and joined the Commonwealth of Nations. Since gaining independence, the Gambia has enjoyed relative political stability, with the exception of a brief period of military rule in 1994.[1][2] Thanks to the fertile land of the country, the economy is dominated by farming, fishing, and tourism. About a third of the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.[3]

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of the Gambia

Geography of the Gambia

An enlargeable topographic map of the Gambia


Environment of the Gambia

An enlargeable satellite image of the Gambia

Natural geographic features of the Gambia

Regions of the Gambia

Administrative divisions of the Gambia

Main article: Administrative divisions of the Gambia
Divisions of the Gambia
Districts of the Gambia
Municipalities of the Gambia

Demography of the Gambia

Main article: Demographics of the Gambia

Government and politics of the Gambia

Executive branch of the government of the Gambia

Legislative branch of the government of the Gambia

Judicial branch of the government of the Gambia

Foreign relations of the Gambia

International organization membership

The Republic of the Gambia is a member of:[5]

Law and order in the Gambia

Military of the Gambia

Main article: Military of the Gambia

History of the Gambia

Main article: History of the GambiaBanjul

Culture of the Gambia

Art in the Gambia

Sports in the Gambia

Economy and infrastructure of the Gambia

Main article: Economy of the Gambia

Education in the Gambia

Main article: Education in the Gambia

See also


  1. ^ Gambia Ranked at no. 10 in Africa
  2. ^ Empty Democracy v Democratic Dictatorship Suwaibou Touray 8 September 2010
  3. ^ Human Development Indices, Table 3: Human and income poverty, p. 35. Retrieved on 1 June 2009
  4. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.
  5. ^

External links

  • State House and Office of the President
  • Gambia travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • the Gambia entry at The World Factbook
  • Outline of the Gambia at DMOZ
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