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Progress, Peace, Prosperity

 

General


Population: 1,925,527 (2014), 1,883,051 (2013)
Land Area: 11,300 sq km
Natural Resources: Fish, titanium, tin, zircon, silica sand, clay, petroleum
Capital: Banjul
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Yahya Jammeh (October 18th 1996)
Languages: English, Mandinka, Wolof, Fula
Currency: Dalasi (GMD)
Major Religions: Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, Indigenous Beliefs 1%
Major Ethnicities: African 99%, Non-African 1%
Life Expectancy: 64.36 years (2014), 64.09 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 896 million (2013), 918 million (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 3.678 billion (2013), 3.459 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,000 (2013), 1,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 6.4% (2013), 3.9% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 19.7%, Industry 12.6%, Services 67.7% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 75%, Industry 19%, Services 6% (1996)
Industries: Processing peanuts; fish, and hides; tourism, beverages. agricultural machinery assembly, woodworking, metalworking, clothing
Agriculture Products: Rice, millet, sorghum, peanuts, corn, sesame, cassava, palm kernels; cattle, sheep, goats
Human Development Index: 0.441 (172th)(2014), 0.439 (165th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 49 million (1998)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 800 (2004)
Budget: 0.5% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

The Gambia is located in Western Africa. The Gambia is bordered by Senegal. The Gambia's economy is based on agriculture of which peanuts is the main crop. Tourism is also an important part of Gambia's economy.

(2014) The Gambia's economic growth continues to be strong, however it could be negatively affected if cases of the Ebola virus occur in Gambia, which so far has not been the case.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Gambia
Wikipedia: Gambia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/GMB.html

Updated on: September 6th, 2014