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Taxi in Gambia. All kind of taxi's here,... - Photo by 300td.org - CC-BY

Population 2006 ............................................... 1,641,564

GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 2000
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 3.25
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 3.4
Labor force (%) .......3.4
 

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Senegambia - Photo by Victoria Reay - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................4363 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 64
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 30
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 53
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 78
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................ 26
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 50
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................67

  Go to capital - Banjul City Profile - To Gambia History

African Studies Center | The Gambia Page __ You will find a collection of resources and links. - From upenn.edu - http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Country_Specific/Gambia.html

allAfrica.com: Gambia __ Keep up with the latest major news stories from Gambia. - From allafrica.com - http://allafrica.com/gambia/

Country Profile: Gambia __ "The Gambia is one of Africa's smallest countries and unlike many of its West African neighbours it has enjoyed long spells of stability since independence." You will find an overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1032156.stm

Doing Business in Gambia __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=73

Economy of the Gambia __ "Current GDP per capita of The Gambia registered a peak growth of 233% in the Seventies. But this proved unsustainable and it consequently shrank by 8.30% in the Eighties and a further 5.20% in the Nineties." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Gambia along with links to related material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_The_Gambia 


 
Gambia Economy News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News __ "Gambia Economy News. Service for global professionals. Constantly updated news and information about Gambia." - From einnews.com - http://www.einnews.com/gambia/newsfeed-gambia-economy  

Gambia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ Information such as Gambian geography, history, politics, Gambian government, Gambian economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107560.html

Gambia map and information page __ An atlas style page with maps of the Gambia and a great deal of general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/gm.htm
 
Gambia National Centre for Arts and Culture, NCAC __"Our mission is to conserve and promote The Gambia's National and Cultural Heritage. This includes museums, monuments as well as news and an events calendar of cultural festivals in The Gambia. There is also a research and documentation deapartment who are responsible for the collection, processing and dissemination of cultural information on all aspects of the material and non-material heritage in the Gambia." - illustrated - From ncac.gm - http://www.ncac.gm/welcome.html

Gambia Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Gambia. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Gambia/

Gambia pictures, Gambia images __ You will find a collection of click-to-view pictures of Gambia. - illustrated - From infohub.com - http://www.infohub.com/pictures/images_gambia_356.html 

Gambia, The __ Here are facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations of The Gambia. - From US State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5459.htm

Gambia, The Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/gambia_the&fs=large 


 
History of The Gambia __ "The Gambia was once part of the Ghana and Songhai Empires. The first written accounts of the region come from records of Arab traders in the 9th and 10th centuries AD, who established the trans-Saharan trade route for slaves, gold, and ivory. In the 15th century, the Portuguese took over this trade using maritime routes. At that time, The Gambia was part of the Mali Empire." An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_The_Gambia

The Gambia __ "The first written accounts of the region come from records of Arab traders in the ninth and tenth centuries AD. In 1066, the inhabitants of Tekrur, a kingdom centered on the Sénégal River just to the north, became the first people in the region to convert to Islam." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gambia

The Gambia - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ Here is the Gambia Interactive Factbook: Flag, Map, Gambia Geography, People, Gambia Government, Gambia Economy, Transportation, Communications and more. - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/the_gambia_geography.html

 

The Gambia: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including Gambian geography, maps of Gambia and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blgambia.htm 

Maps Of Gambia __ You will find a wide variety of Gambia map resources. Select Gambia maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Gambia.html

Republic of The Gambia Official Website __ " The Website is an opportunity to bring The Gambia to the world and the world to The Gambia. The site is developed and being launched and maintained by the Department of State for Trade, Industry and Employment (DOSTIE)." - illustrated - From gambia.gm - http://www.gambia.gm/


 

 

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