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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Gambia

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC 0
  • Electricity: 230V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
  • Currency: Dalasi (D)
  • Country Dialing Code: 220

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Gambia

Location
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal

Capital
Banjul

Population
1,593,256 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
5 divisions and 1 city*; Banjul*, Central River, Lower River, North Bank, Upper River, Western

Climate
tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)

Ethnic groups
African 99% (Mandinka 42%, Fula 18%, Wolof 16%, Jola 10%, Serahuli 9%, other 4%), non-African 1%

Religions
Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%

Languages
English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

Government type
republic

Background
The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965; it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia with Senegal between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty. A military coup in 1994 overthrew the president and banned political activity, but a 1996 constitution and presidential elections, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. The country undertook another round of presidential and legislative elections in late 2001 and early 2002. Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH, the leader of the coup, has been elected president in all subsequent elections.

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