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Quick Facts
Capital Banjul
Government Republic under multiparty democratic rule
Currency Dalasi (GMD)
Area total: 11,300 km2
land: 10,000 km2
water: 1,300 km2
Population 1,641,564 (July 2006 est.)
Language English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
Religion Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%
Electricity 230V/50Hz (UK plug)
Calling Code +220
Internet TLD .gm
Time Zone UTC

The Gambia is a country in West Africa and is the smallest country on the continent of Africa. It has a short North Atlantic Ocean coastline in the west and is surrounded by Senegal so that it is almost an enclave. The country occupies the navigable length of the Gambia River valley and surrounding hills.

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