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Country Gambia, The


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Region Western Africa
Area (sq km) 11,295
Area (sq mile) 4,363
Border Senegal
Population 1,967,709
Nationality Gambian(s)
Ethnic African 99% (Mandinka, Fula, Wolof, Jola, Serhuli, other) non-African 1%
Religion Muslim 90%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 2%
Language English, Mandinka, Wolof, and more
Literacy 50%
Government Republic
Capital Banjul
Leader President Elect Adama BARROW (since December 1, 2016); Vice President Isatou NJIE-SAIDY (since March 20,1997); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
Currency Dalasi (GMD)
Independence Day Feb. 18, 1965 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday Independence Day (Feb. 18, 1965)
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