Republic of the Gambia
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
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
Etymology: Named for the Gambia River that flows through the heart of the country.
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)
Cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president
Religion: Muslim 95.7%, Christian 4.2%, none 0.1%.
Marine Foundation's Activities in The Gambia
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.