The Lord's Move to Africa

The Gambia

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Country Profile

Location: West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal Geographical Size: land: 10,120 sq km, water: 1,180 sq km 
Climate: tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May) 
Population: 2,092,731 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 1.99% (2018 est.) 
Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars 
Religion: Muslim 95.7%, Christian 4.2%, none 0.1%, no response 0.1% (2013 est.) 
Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Banjul 
Economy: The agricultural sector has untapped potential - less than half of arable land is cultivated and agricultural productivity is low. Small-scale manufacturing activity features the processing of cashews, groundnuts, fish, and hides. The Gambia's reexport trade accounts for almost 80% of goods exports 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $5.556 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 37,969 (July 2016 est.) Mobile Cellular 2,838,127 (July 2016 est.) Internet users 371,785 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA