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The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia and Gambia, is a country in West Africa. Geographically, Gambia is the smallest country in continental Africa; it is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, which flows through the centre of the country and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The national namesake river demarcates the elongated shape of the country, which has an area of 11,300 square kilometres (4,400 sq mi) and a population of 2,468,569 people in 2024. The capital city is Banjul, which has the most extensive metropolitan area in the country; the second- and third-largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.

The Gambia's economy is dominated by farming, fishing, and especially, tourism. In 2015, 48.6% of the population lived in poverty. In rural areas, poverty was even more widespread, at almost 70%.

Footsteps Ecolodge[edit | edit source]

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Footsteps Ecolodge in the Gambia.

Situated in a small community off the main road to Gunjur in Gambia, the management at Footsteps Ecolodge make every effort to reduce their ecological footprint where they can. The lodge was created to offer Gambia Holidays in 2002 and has been running ever since providing nature holidays led by locals, despite damage caused by a brush fire in February 2007. Provided here is a brief overview of the various technologies, systems, and perspectives that are continuously unfolding at Footsteps.

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2016

Helping a rural Gambian community to get cycling, Apr 20[1]

2009

Samba Faal, the mayor of Banjul, capital of Gambia, observed that a one metre rise in sea level near his city would result in a fifty percent loss in landmass coverage. Since most of Banjul is one metre below sea level, such a scenario would pose a serious threat to human settlements, health and food security,[2] February 27

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Wikipedia: Gambia

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Keywords countries
Authors Phil Green
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 2 pages link here
Aliases Gambia
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Created January 3, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified June 9, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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