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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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1http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/The-Gambia-ENVIRONMENT.html
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3 Ibid
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Gambia News

Aljazeera.com 
According to the United Nations, 26,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the Mediterranean to Europe last year, most of those coming from sub-Saharan Africa ... See more..
Jollofnews 
With these values, we will be able to achieve the much needed change of attitude to restore this country to its former glory – a Gambia with a vibrant economy which works for everyone and leaves no one behind especially our youths and women. We may not ... See more..
Music In Africa 
Since the government of Adama Barrow came into power in the Gambia, several sectors have had cause to hope for better conditions after suffering neglect in ... See more..
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AllAfrica.com 
The construction of Gambia's first specially designed, international standard hospital in the Tourism Development Area has started in earnest but not much is known about the man behind this live-changing initiative in The Gambia. Even though he did ... See more..
Freedom Newspaper 
It has been a longstanding practice since the colonial period for Muslim elders in the Gambia to pay a courtesy call on the head of State at State House immediately after the Eid prayers to ask for forgiveness from each other and pray for peace and the ... See more..
Jollofnews 
(JollofNews) – Landing Kinteh has been appointed as The Gambia's new Inspector General of Police, a police spokesman confirmed to APA on Thursday. Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Foday Conta said Kinteh is taking over from Jammeh-era IGP ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
In the preceding segment of this piece, discussion centered on the Gambia as a tourism destination and it was pointed out that the Swedes were the trailblazers of Gambia Tourism, given that the Smiling Coast was "accidentally" discovered by Bertl ... See more..
Freedom Newspaper 
Gambia's Inspector General of police Yankuba Sonko, the nation's top Cop, says he is not aware of his alleged removal from the force, amid rumors brewing on social media that the IGP, has been replaced by Police Commissioner Landing Kinteh. The career ... See more..
Freedom Newspaper 
I observed with great distress recent reports emanating from Treasury officials in Banjul regarding the health of the nation's finances. The astronomical figures ... See more..
Freedom Newspaper 
Gambian political discourse has been hijacked of late by appointment to the UN of a little known girl by the name Isatou Badjie. I don't have a problem with her being appointed as long as she has the required competence . But what I do have ... 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