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Capital : Banjul
Language :  English
Currency :  Gambian dalasi
Population : 1 882 450
Area : 11 295 km2

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Gambia facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on February 18, 1965.
2. The population density is 150 people / km2.
3. The country is 28 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 89%.
5. The longest river is Gambia.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of the Gambia.
7. Political system – republic.
8. This country lives around ??? Poles.
9. The highest elevation is 53 m above sea level. It has no name.
10. Motto of the country – “Progress, Peace, Prosperity”.
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11. The minimum wage is 50 dalasi per day (data from 2014).

12. The amount of income tax in Gambia is 31%.

Author: Daria

13. In the Gambia, an average adult consumes about 3.4 liters of pure alcohol a year.

14. The most beer is beer – 5%, then wine – 0.7%, spirit – 0.3%, and other alcoholic beverages – 94%.

Author: AlkoWorld

15. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

16. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

17. The average IQ level is 66.

Author: EduKacJa

18. In 2013, 115 people died as a result of road accidents.

Author: AutoMania

19. 2.1% of fatal accidents caused people under the influence of alcohol.

20. The country has over 54 000 motor vehicles registered (29 vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

21. 29% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 550,000 people).

22. 68% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

23. In this country there are over 3,740 km of paved roads (0.01% of all roads in the world).

24. There is only one airport in this country.

Author: Marlène

25. In this country over 373,000 (2015) 392 277 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 21% of the population).

26. Around 180,000 (2015) 310,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

27. The national top-level domain is .gm . There are over 1 420 websites with such an extension.

Author: http

28. The most popular pages with the extension .gm are: google.gm, standard.gm and observer.gm.

Author: http

29. The country has over $159,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0013% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

30. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $995 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $1,010,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

31. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 47.7% GDP, or around: $474,615,000 ,
      – 2018 the year was 65.6% GDP, or around: $662,560,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $352.

32. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $546 600 000 .

Author: Komornik

33. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 7 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

34. In this country there are 44,5% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 837 690 people).

Author: Reebeka

35. The lowest temperature: 4.4 °C was measured in Boraba.

36. The highest temperature: 46.8 °C was measured in Kuntaur.

Author: weather

37. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

Author: medi

38. The average life expectancy in this country is 57.3 years (women – 58.5 years and men – 56.3 years).

Author: Wilga

39. In this country there is no age limit for people who are getting married.

40. In this country, women having their first child on average 20.9 years old.

41. 10 women give birth to 37 children on average

Author: Nadia

42. The average age of people living in this country is 20.5 years.

43. The country is around:
721 000 people (38.31%) in the age range 0-14 years.
1 098 000 people (58.33%) in the age range 15-64 years.
63 300 people (3.36%) over 65 years old.

44. In this country, about 58 100 children are born annually (3.1% of the population), and about 13,500 people die (0.7% of the population).

Author: Sara19

45. Left-sided traffic was in force until September 30, 1965.

Author: AutoMania

46. There are 6150 km2 of agricultural land in the Gambia (62% of the country).

47. 8 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

48. Bani is the highest located city in the country.

49. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1960.

50. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last for 27 days.

51. He joined the United Nations on September 21, 1965.

52. The work week is 41 hours.

Author: Statyk

53. 26% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

54. 4750 sq km of land is covered by forests (47.5%)

55. The last death penalty was completed in 2012.

Author: Statyk

56. The unemployment rate is 9.5% (data from 2018).

Author: Daria

57. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 30%, and for companies 31% (2018).

58. The level of inflation in 2018 is 6.5%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in the Gambia?
The highest peak in Gambia is the lack of name (unofficially: Red Rock) (53 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in the Gambia?
Gambia is the largest river in the Gambia.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Gambia?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Gambia has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders the Gambia?
Gambia borders with such countries as: Senegal 740 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 20.5 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 50 dalasi per day (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Gambia?
The population density is 188 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Progress, Peace, Prosperity”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 46.8 ° C was measured in Kuntaur.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 4.4 ° C was measured in Boraba.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
For Muslims, alcohol is illegal. Other people may have bought it for 18 years.

answer: Marta