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WorldView - Africa

The Gambia

US Dept of State - The Gambia

"The Gambia has a liberal, market-based economy characterized by traditional subsistence agriculture, a historic reliance on groundnuts (peanuts) for export earnings, a re-export trade built up around its ocean port, low import duties, minimal administrative procedures, a fluctuating exchange rate with no exchange controls, and a significant tourism industry." more...

Global Edge

"The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989." more...

CIA World Factbook

"The Gambia has sparse natural resource deposits and a limited agricultural base, and relies in part on remittances from workers overseas. About three-quarters of the population depends on the agricultural sector for its livelihood." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"The Gambia is a developing country in western Africa, and the capital is Banjul. The official language is English, but many inhabitants speak indigeneous languages such as Wolof or Mandinka. Facilities for tourism in the Banjul area are good; however, outside the capital region, tourist facilities are limited in availability and quality." more...

Languages of The Gambia

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for The Gambia - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...