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The location of the Gambia
An enlargeable map of the Republic of the Gambia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Gambia:

The Gambia – country in West Africa, officially named the Republic of the Gambia. The Gambia shares historical roots with many other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the key factor in the placing and keeping of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese and later by the British. On 18 February 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom and joined the Commonwealth of Nations. Since gaining independence, the Gambia has enjoyed relative political stability, with the exception of a brief period of military rule in 1994.[1][2] Thanks to the fertile land of the country, the economy is dominated by farming, fishing, and tourism. About a third of the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.[3]

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General referenceEdit

 
An enlargeable basic map of the Gambia

Geography of the GambiaEdit

 
An enlargeable topographic map of the Gambia

Geography of the Gambia

LocationEdit

Environment of the GambiaEdit

 
An enlargeable satellite image of the Gambia

Natural geographic features of the GambiaEdit

Regions of the GambiaEdit

Administrative divisions of the GambiaEdit

Administrative divisions of the Gambia

Divisions of the GambiaEdit

Divisions of the Gambia

Districts of the GambiaEdit

Districts of the Gambia

Municipalities of the GambiaEdit

Demography of the GambiaEdit

Demographics of the Gambia

Government and politics of the GambiaEdit

Government of the Gambia

Executive branch of the government of the GambiaEdit

Legislative branch of the government of the GambiaEdit

Judicial branch of the government of the GambiaEdit

Foreign relations of the GambiaEdit

Foreign relations of the Gambia

International organization membershipEdit

The Republic of the Gambia is a member of:[5]

Law and order in the GambiaEdit

Military of the GambiaEdit

Military of the Gambia

History of the GambiaEdit

Culture of the GambiaEdit

Economy and infrastructure of the GambiaEdit

Education in the GambiaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/peace-africa-not Gambia Ranked at no. 10 in Africa
  2. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/201009100241.html Empty Democracy v Democratic Dictatorship Suwaibou Touray 8 September 2010
  3. ^ Human Development Indices, Table 3: Human and income poverty, p. 35. Retrieved on 1 June 2009
  4. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.
  5. ^ "The Gambia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of the Gambia