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Primary environmental concerns in Gambia include deforestation, water pollution, and desertification.1 Only around 9% of Gambiaâ's original forests have survived the high rates of agricultural expansion.2 Additionally, rainfall has decreased by more than 30% in the past few decades, contributing to the increasing desertification of the countryâ's landscape.3

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Gambia News

The Point 
The Government of The Gambia has announced that offshore blocks A1, A3, A4 and A6 are open for licensing. Speaking to journalists at a press... See more..
Jollofnews 
(JollofNews) – The Gambia's minister of Foreign Affairs and Gambian Abroad Thursday sat in the public gallery of the Banjul High Court to hear the judge ... See more..
Freedom Newspaper 
Hello Mr. Mbai, I think the majority of our fellow Gambians would absolutely agree with me by calling this period the potential Enlightenment Age for Gambian intellectuals. In our intellectual history I cannot imagine a period where hundreds of ... See more..
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The Point 
The Gambia could not be part of the signatories, then, as former President Yahya Jammeh's government position was: “The Gambia will never be a party to the so-called EPA with the EU as it is designed to continue the same exploitation and impoverishment ... See more..
The Point 
The Gambia have been paired with Sierra Leone in the FIFA U- 17 Women's World Cup, Uruguay 2018 qualifiers. The female Scorpions will take female Leone Stars in the first leg in October in Freetown. Initial plans for a friendly international for the ... See more..
Freedom Newspaper 
Gambian artists being denied visas whenever they got contracts to play in America or Europe. It has been my greatest concern for so long and as a citizen I decided to reach out to you, as the president of The Gambia. Gambian music has been and will ... See more..
Jollofnews 
(JollofNews) – The Gambia and Iran have agreed to rekindle their friendship following a bitter fallout between the previous regimes of Presidents Yahya ... See more..
Jollofnews 
(JollofNews) – President Adama Barrow has sworn-in two new members of the Gambia's Judicial Service Commission. Former National Assembly member ... See more..
Freedom Newspaper 
He is currently visiting his native country, the Gambia. Cham tells Freedom Newspaper that he has been rendered stranded at the Banjul ports for over thirteen hours. He said he could not cross to the other side of the Gambian river bank in Barra, due ... See more..
Jollofnews 
Archbishop Ndiaye told journalists that The Gambia had been a secular state until the former president declared it to be an Islamic state, which he said almost jeopardized the religious tolerance that Gambians shared. He said the new government is here ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
Area

Total 11,295 sq km
Land 10,000 sq km
Water 1,295 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)
Natural Resources

fish, clay, silica sand, titanium (rutile and ilmenite), tin, zircon ;
Natural Hazards

drought (rainfall has dropped by 30% in the last 30 years)
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; desertification; water-borne diseases prevalent

Demographics

Nationality
Gambian
Population
1,883,051 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Gambia has sparse natural resource deposits and a limited agricultural base, and relies in part on remittances from workers overseas and tourist receipts. About three-quarters of the population depends on the agricultural sector for its livelihood and the sector provides for about one-quarter of GDP. The agricultural sector has untapped potential - less than half of arable land is cultivated. Small-scale manufacturing activity features the processing of peanuts, fish, and hides. The Gambia's natural beauty and proximity to Europe has made it one of the larger markets for tourism in West Africa, boosted by government and private sector investments ...See More in eco-tourism and upscale facilities. In 2012, however, sluggish tourism led to a decline in GDP. Tourism brings in about one-fifth of GDP. Agriculture also took a hit in 2012 due to unfavorable weather patterns. The Gambia's re-export trade accounts for almost 80% of goods exports. Unemployment and underemployment rates remain high. Economic progress depends on sustained bilateral and multilateral aid, on responsible government economic management, and on continued technical assistance from multilateral and bilateral donors. International donors and lenders continue to be concerned about the quality of fiscal management and The Gambia's debt burden. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$3.459 billion (2012 est.); $3.327 billion (2011 est.); $3.476 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

11.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 15.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, millet, sorghum, peanuts, corn, sesame, cassava (manioc), palm kernels; cattle, sheep, goats
Industries

processing peanuts, fish, and hides; tourism, beverages, agricultural machinery assembly, woodworking, metalworking, clothing