Vehicle registration plates of the Gambia

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Registraion plate from the Gambia

Number plates of the Gambia are the same size as their British counterparts and generally use a similar font, although fonts similar to that of France are also found on older plates. Between 1991 and 1999, the colours were the same as Britain as well but now they have reverted to the traditional white-on-black or silver-on-black.

1991-1994[edit]

The number plates from these years always began with a G, followed by a single number, a single letter and four numbers.

G9X9999 G9X9999

1994-1999[edit]

A tuk-tuk showing a motorcycle plate

From 1994 the current numbering system came into effect. Three letters denote the administrative divisions (BJL would denote Banjul), followed by four numbers and another letter. Motorbikes under the current scheme swap the final letter for 'MC' (which stands for Motorcycle).

XXX 9999X XXX 9999X
XXX
9999
MC
XXX
9999
MC

1999-present[edit]

Current Gambian number plate in Banjul

From 1999 the current white-on-black colour scheme was introduced, which is similar to an older scheme dating from before independence. The MC in motorcycle plates was moved to the front.

XXX 9999X XXX 9999X
MC
XXX
9999
MC
XXX
9999

Diplomatic plates[edit]

Diplomatic plates are white-on-green. Three letters which denote the country or organization are followed by two numbers and 'CD'.

XXX 99 CD XXX 99 CD

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