flag Gambia Gambia: Statistical Overview

Capital: Banjul


Total Population: 2,416,664
Natural Increase: 2.9%
Density: 239 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 62.6%
Ethnic Origins: The population is composed of approximately 34% Mandinka and Jahanka, 24% Peul/Tukulur/Lorobo, almost 15% Wollof, 11% Jola/Karoninka, 8% Serahuleh, 3% Serere, 2% Manjago, 1% Bambara, 1% Creole/Aku Marabout and about 1% other ethnicities. (The Gambia Bureau of Statistics)
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, Other indigenous vernaculars
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, Indigenous beliefs 1%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Banjul

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Gambian Dalasi (GMD)

Country Overview

Area: 11,300 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
A mainly agricultural country isolated because it is landlocked in Senegal.
HDI*: 0.441/1
HDI (World Rank): 175/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Gambia, dial 00
To call Gambia, dial +220
Internet Suffix: .gm
Telephone Lines: 3.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 12.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 34.53% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 411549677621695
Exports of Goods (million USD) 11110614013361
Imports of Services (million USD) n/a12210196102
Exports of Services (million USD) n/a136197214117

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data


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