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Progress, Peace, Prosperity

 

General


Population: 1,797,860 (2011)
Land Area: 11,300 sq km
Natural Resources: Fish, titanium, tin, zircon, silica sand, clay, petroleum
Capital: Banjul
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh (1996)
Languages: English, Mandinka, Wolof, Fula
Currency: Dalasi (GMD)
Major Religions: Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, Indigenous Beliefs 1%
Major Ethnicities: African 99%, Non-African 1%
Life Expectancy: 63.51 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.04 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 3.406 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,900 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 30.1%, Industry 16.3%, Services 53.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 75%, Industry 19%, Services 6% (1996)
Industries: Processing peanuts; fish, and hides; tourism, beverages. agricultural machinery assembly, woodworking, metalworking, clothing
Agriculture Products: Rice, millet, sorghum, peanuts, corn, sesame, cassava, palm kernels; cattle, sheep, goats
Human Development Index: 0.420 (168th)
Tourism Revenue: 49 million (1998)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 800 (2004)
Budget: 0.5% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

The Gambia is located in Western Africa. The Gambia is bordered by Senegal. The Gambia's economy is based on agriculture of which peanuts is the main crop. Tourism is also an important part of the economy.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Gambia
Wikipedia: Gambia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/GMB.html

Updated on: December 18, 2011