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Gambia Flag The Republic of The Gambia is a country in western Africa. The Gambia generally follows the path of the Gambia River, and is completely surrounded by Senegal except for a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Gambia was estimated as being 2,108,665. The country's capital is Banjul (formerly known as Bathurst) had a population of only 34,828 as of 2003, however it is part of a larger district, known as the Great Banjul Area which includes both the City of Banjul and Kanifing Municipal Council, which in 2003 had a total population of 357,238. The largest city in the Gambia is Serekunda (sometimes also spelled Serrekunda), which as of 2006, had a population of 335,733.

Gambia Country Details


Country Name The Gambia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Gambia Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Banjul


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The Gambia (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (240 pages)

The Gambia (Bradt Travel Guides)
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Small in size but rich in African character, The Gambia and its resort-dotted coastline offer perhaps the closest English-speaking ‘winter sun’ destination from Europe. The interior, dominated by the lush jungle-fringed Gambia River, is home to plentiful birds and monkeys, time-warped traditional villages and mysterious megalithic sites. Bradt’s The Gambia reveals all the background and practical information needed to explore arguably Africa’s most welcoming and safest country, alongside detailed coverage of the many new eco-lodges and informed advice on the country’s bird watching possibilities.

 

Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Katharina Kane

Lonely Planet
Paperback (328 pages)

Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Multi Country Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet's 4th edition of The Gambia & Senegal will take you from the arid desert lands of the north to the lush tropical forests in the south, and from the capital cities of Dakar and Banjul to the more remote Bassari country. Go lion spotting in the Parc National de Niokolo-Koba or hike around the beautifully conserved Abuko Nature Reserve.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

Dedicated chapters on birdwatching and music
Customised itineraries take you up the coast or down the river
Unique Green Index highlights the best ecofriendly options
Senegal 1:740,000 & Gambia 1:340,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
By ITM Canada

ITMB Publishing, Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Senegal 1:740,000 & Gambia 1:340,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
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Double sided map covers Senegal (including Gambia). Includes insets of street maps of Dakar and Banjul and a place name index. Legend includes roads by classification, airport, ferry, bus station, gas station, telephone, post office, hospital, point of interest archeological site, fort, museum lodging border crossing and more.
The Gambia
By Craig Emms

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (272 pages)

The Gambia
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Offers a wide range of hotels and restaurants is detailed, plus sandy beaches, music and dance. Plenty of information is provided on the ecology and wildlife of The Gambia, especially the superb birdwatching opportunities.
The Rough Guide to The Gambia 1 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
By ROUGH GUIDES

Brand: Rough Guides
Released: 2003-11-20
Paperback (304 pages)

The Rough Guide to The Gambia 1 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
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"The Rough Guide to the Gambia" should prove a useful companion for a visit to Africa's most accessible country. Detailed maps and plans are complemented by expert and upbeat guidance on the beaches, villages and music, the mangrove creeks and the Gambia River itself. There are first-hand reviews of pretty much every accommodation, restaurant and bar option in the country, both on and off the beaten track and for everyone from shoestring travellers to luxury tourers. The guide is also full of trademark candid insights into Gambian history, politics, music, language and culture.

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