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Background and Geography of Gambia

Background and Geography of Gambia

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Gambia is located on the west coast of Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, east, and south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Land area of Gambia

Agriculture          6,350 square kilometres

Forest                 4,750 square kilometres

Water                1,300 square kilometres

Total land area 10,000 square kilometres


Gambia is subdivided into 37 districts. Kanifing is the largest district in Gambia and Janjanbureh is the smallest district in Gambia

Longest River

Gambia (1,130 kilometres)

National Parks

There are 7 national parks in Gambia with Kiang West National Park covering an area of 115 square kilometres

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