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Aliases: Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia

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Area 11,300 km²
Continent Africa
Land area 10,120 km²
Water area 1,180 km²
Land boundaries 749 km
Border countries
  • Senegal
Coastline 80 km
Mean elevation 34 m
Lowest point 0 m
Highest point 53 m
Population 2,173,999
Official languages
  • English
Religion Muslim
Long country name Republic of The Gambia
Short country name The Gambia
Long local name Add
Short local name Add
Former name Add
Government type Presidential republic
Capital Banjul
GDP (PPP) 5,556,000,000 USD
GDP (OER) 1,482,000,000 USD
GDP (real growth rate) 4.6 %
GDP - per capita (PPP) 2,600 USD
Gross national saving 6.8 % of GDP
Labor force 777,100
Unemployment rate Add
Population below poverty line 48.4 %
Budget revenues 300,400,000 USD
Budget expenditures 339,000,000 USD
Military expenditures 3 % of GDP
Taxes and other revenues 20.3 % of GDP
Budget surplus or deficit -2.6 % of GDP
Public debt 88 % of GDP
Inflation rate 8 %
Central bank discount rate 9 %
Commercial bank prime lending rate 29 %
Stock of narrow money 297,200,000 USD
Stock of broad money 297,200,000 USD
Stock of domestic credit 552,500,000 USD
Market value of publicly traded shares Add
Current account balance -194,000,000 USD
Exports 72,900,000 USD
Imports 376,900,000 USD
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 170,000,000 USD
External debt 586,800,000 USD
National currency dalasis
National currency (code) GMD
National currency (symbol) D
National currency rate to USD 49.74

The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived Confederation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991, the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, although tensions flared up intermittently during the regime of Yahya JAMMEH. JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential election in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH was elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2011. After 22 years of increasingly authoritarian rule, President JAMMEH was defeated in free and fair elections in December 2016. Due to The Gambia’s poor human rights record under JAMMEH, international development partners had distanced themselves, and substantially reduced aid to the country. These channels have now reopened under the administration of President Adama BARROW, who took office in January 2017. The US and The Gambia currently enjoy improved relations. US assistance to the country has supported military education and training programs, as well as various capacity building and democracy strengthening activities.    

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