The Gambia profile

  • Full name: Republic of The Gambia
  • Population: 1.8 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Banjul
  • Area: 11,295 sq km (4,361 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 58 years (men), 60 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 dalasi = 100 butut
  • Main exports: Peanuts and peanut products, fish, cotton lint, palm kernels
  • GNI per capita: US $500 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .gm
  • International dialling code: +220

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