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About Gambia

The Gambia is a country situated in West Africa and is officially known as the Republic of The Gambia. Gambian Tourism started in 1965 when Europeans landed up in the coastal areas of the African as a respite from the winters. It has come a long a way since then and has become an important source of revenue generation for The Gambia. Some of the popular tourist attractions of The Gambia are Banjul, Jufureh, Kachikally crocodile pool and Janjanbureh.


Currency :

Dalasi (GMD)

Area :

11,295 square km (4,007 square miles)

Population :

1,782,893 (approx.)

Language :

English, Mandinka, Fula, Wolof, Serer, Jola

Calling Code :

220

Time zone :

GMT


Climate & Geography

The Gambia encounters a tropical climate. The rainy seasons occurring between June and November are usually hot. The rest of the year witnesses a cooler temperature with lesser rainfall.

The Gambia is the smallest country in the African continent. About 1,300 square km of The Gambia is covered by water. It is also bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean on one side.

Territory & Capital : The Gambia is situated between latitudes 13 degrees and 14 degrees N and longitudes 13 degrees 17 degrees W. It is bordered by Senegal and a short coastline in the west. Most part of the country is surrounded by the Gambian river. Banjul, which was formerly known as Bathurst, and officially the City of Banjul, is the capital of Gambia. 

Suitable Visiting Seasons : November to February is the time when the dry winter season starts in Gambia. It is the best time to visit Gambia as cooler temperatures prevail.

Transportation

The Highways, Waterways and the Airports serve as the means of transport in Gambia.


Tourist & Immigration Info

The nationals of the countries of Britain and Commonwealth countries, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden do not require a visa to enter Gambia. The others can obtain their visa from the nearest Gambian offices.


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