Background: Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya Jammeh led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2011.
Co-ordinates= 13 28 N,16 34 W Rivers= the only river in Gambia is the Gambia river..... Gambia would not have mountains or countries in it because it is very small......
The climate of Gambia is tropical, hot, rainy season( June to November) and a cooler dry season( November to May).... Unfortunately it only rains a couple of times a year not as much as it rains here in Ireland and since it only comes so many times a year it effects their crops from growing and they have no water to drink..
Population= 1 million, 787 thousand, 860 people Death rate=7.65 Birth rate=34.19 Did you know that Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa.
Religion= Muslim=90% Christian=9% other=1% Languages= English, Mandika , Wolof , Fula and loads more
Bob Marley Day=11th of may to celebrate the birth of the singer Bob Marley. National Youth festivals= no particular date but it is when all the youth Gambians get together and dance and stuff........ Kartong festival=10th of february
The End And by the way theirpresident is Yahya Jammeh