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Country (long form) Republic of The Gambia
Capital Banjul
Total Area 4,362.95 sq mi
11,300.00 sq km
(slightly less than twice the size of Delaware)
Population 1,411,205 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 4,165,032
Languages English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
Literacy 47.5% total, 58.4% male, 37.1% female (2001 est.)
Religions Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%
Life Expectancy 51.65 male, 55.58 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic under multiparty democratic rule
Currency 1 dalasi (D) = 100 butut
GDP (per capita) $1,100 (2000 est.)
Industry processing peanuts, fish, and hides; tourism; beverages; agricultural machinery assembly, woodworking, metalworking; clothing
Agriculture peanuts, millet, sorghum, rice, corn, cassava (tapioca), palm kernels; cattle, sheep, goats; forest and fishery resources not fully exploited
Arable Land 18%
Natural Resources fish
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