Outline of the Gambia

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The location of the Gambia
An enlargeable map of the Republic of the Gambia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Gambia:

The Gambia – country in West Africa, officially named the Republic of the Gambia. The Gambia shares historical roots with many other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the key factor in the placing and keeping of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese and later by the British. On 18 February 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom and joined the Commonwealth of Nations. Since gaining independence, the Gambia has enjoyed relative political stability, with the exception of a brief period of military rule in 1994.[1][2] Thanks to the fertile land of the country, the economy is dominated by farming, fishing, and tourism. About a third of the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.[3]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of the Gambia

Geography of the Gambia[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of the Gambia

Location[edit]

Environment of the Gambia[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of the Gambia

Natural geographic features of the Gambia[edit]

Regions of the Gambia[edit]

Administrative divisions of the Gambia[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of the Gambia
Divisions of the Gambia[edit]
Districts of the Gambia[edit]
Municipalities of the Gambia[edit]

Demography of the Gambia[edit]

Main article: Demographics of the Gambia

Government and politics of the Gambia[edit]

Executive branch of the government of the Gambia[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of the Gambia[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of the Gambia[edit]

Foreign relations of the Gambia[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of the Gambia is a member of:[5]

Law and order in the Gambia[edit]

Military of the Gambia[edit]

Main article: Military of the Gambia

History of the Gambia[edit]

Main article: History of the Gambia

Culture of the Gambia[edit]

Art in the Gambia[edit]

Sports in the Gambia[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of the Gambia[edit]

Main article: Economy of the Gambia

Education in the Gambia[edit]

Main article: Education in the Gambia

See also[edit]

Main article: The Gambia

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/peace-africa-not Gambia Ranked at no. 10 in Africa
  2. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/201009100241.html Empty Democracy v Democratic Dictatorship Suwaibou Touray 8 September 2010
  3. ^ Human Development Indices, Table 3: Human and income poverty, p. 35. Retrieved on 1 June 2009
  4. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.
  5. ^ "The Gambia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of the Gambia