Largest Cities in Gambia
Facts about Gambia
Official languages: English, Wolof, Fulfulde
Area: 11,300 km²
Population: 1.6 million residents
Population density: 141.00 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .gm
ISO codes: GM, GMB , 270
The prefix for Gambia is +220
The Gambia is a state in West Africa, located on the banks of the Gambia River. The fertile banks of the Gambia River have been populated for thousands of years. In the late 17th century to the end of the 18th century, England and France fought over political and economic rule over the rivers in Senegal and Gambia. The Peace of Paris of 1763 gave Great Britain control over Gambia, the French only got a small enclave around Albreda north of the river. This was ceded to Great Britain in 1857. After independence in 1970, the Gambia was considered a stable democracy until the military coup in 1994.
The long-serving President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who was elected in 2016, was only persuaded to hand over power to his legitimate successor after a few months and the threat of military force from neighboring countries.
Biggest Cities of Gambia by Population
|8||Basse Santa Su, Gambia||14,491||13.3099||-14.2137|
|18||Mansa Konko, Gambia||2,089||13.4432||-15.5357|
The capital of Gambia is Banjul. Banjul is located on an island in the Atlantic. It is close to the mainland and connected to it by roads, but Banjul cannot grow as a result. It is one of the smaller cities with only 32,000 inhabitants. The largest city, however, is Serekunda with about 415,000 inhabitants. Serekunda is also on the Atlantic Ocean and is not far from Banjul, but is on the mainland.