The Gambia

Republic of the Gambia

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A Close Look at the Republic of The Gambia

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Capital of the Republic of Gambia

Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
Coordinates: 13 28 N, 16 34 W / Area: Total = 11,300 sq km - Land = 10,120 sq km - Water: 1,180 sq km
Country: Africa / Size Comparison to the world: 166 / Land boundaries: 749 km
Border countries (1): Senegal 749 km
Coastline: 80 km / Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)
Terrain: flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills
Elevation: mean elevation: 34 m / Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m / Highest point: Mount Wuteve 53 m
Natural resources: fish, clay, silica sand, titanium (rutile and ilmenite), tin, zircon
Land use: agricultural land: 56.1% / Arable land 41%; permanent crops 0.5%; permanent pasture 14.6% / Forest: 43.9% / other: 27.3% (2011 est.).
Irrigated land: 50 sq km (2012) / Natural hazards: droughts

General  note:
Almost an enclave of Senegal; the smallest country on the African mainland.
Environment - International agreements
:
Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling.
Environment - current issues:
deforestation due to slash-and-burn agriculture; desertification; water pollution; water-borne diseases.
Airports: 1 - Airports with paved runaway: 1 / Roadways: paved 711 km / unpaved: 3,029 km (2011)
Port and terminal: major seaport(s): Banjul

Conventional long formRepublic of The Gambia
Conventional short form: The Gambia

Etymology: Named for the Gambia River that flows through the heart of the country.
Capital: Banjul.
Administrative divisions:
5 regions, 1 city, and 1 municipality; Banjul, Central River, Kanifing, Lower River, North Bank, Upper River, West Coast.
Independence day: 18 February 1965 (from the UK)
Military branches: Office of the Chief of Defense Staff: Gambian National Army (GNA), Gambian Navy (GN), Republican National Guard (RNG) (2018)

Chief of statePresident Adama BARROW (since 19 January 2017)
Vice President: Fatoumata JALLOW-TAMBAJANG (since 23 January 2017)

CabinetCabinet appointed by the president

Population2,051,363 (July 2017 est.) Noun: Gambian(s)
Language: English (official)

Religion: Muslim 95.7%, Christian 4.2%, none 0.1%.
Cultural interest

Marine Foundation's Activities in The Gambia

Services for the Youth

World Football Youth Association under the patronage of His Excellency President George M. Weah and the Leadership of Associated Countries Presidents

Football Peace Tournament:

Event Organization to promote economic incentive through sport's education & challenge.

Maritime Development

Distribution of state-of-the-art Fishing boats to seed the development of maritime educational centers. WONMO MARINE sponsorship & Training.

Strategic Headquarters

Construction of  First Ladies Foundation's Headquarters.

National Kingdom Schools:

15000 children school construction concept engineered with modern learning tools equipment for young children up to high-school. 

Vocational Training

Vocational training technical skills School would allow association with multinationals who are strategically putting their products in Africa. A first in the world, VTTS (Vocational Training Technical Skills) will be an entire full sub-faculty of Global University of Technology & Development

Global University of Technology & Development:

The GU concept comprises building campuses on each of the 5 continents of the world. The funding would revolve around a corporate membership system established throughout the networks of the Foundation.

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