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The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, and sometimes shortened to just Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is situated on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of The Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean, and elucidates the long shape of the country. It has an area of 11,300 square kilometres (4,400 sq mi) with a population of 1,857,181 as of the April 2013 census. Banjul is the Gambian capital and the country's largest metropolitan area, while the 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]

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


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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