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Republic of The Gambia

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Capital city: Banjul, largest city (main seaport and international airport)

Area: 11295 square km

National day: 18 February.

Independence: 18 February 1965. Former British colony.

Population: 1.4 million as of 2000

Leader: Yaya Jammeh, born 1966. President since 1996 (in power since 1994).

Language: English (official) Wolof, Mandinka, Fulani.

Currency: Dalasi (D)

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