Country: Gambia

Population: 1,688,359

Capital: Banjul

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: dalasi (GMD)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

Ethnic Breakdown: African 99% (Mandinka 42%, Fula 18%, Wolof 16%, Jola 10%, Serahuli 9%, other 4%), non-African 1%

Religion: Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%

Major Cities: Serekunda, Banjul

Phone Country Code: 220

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne, victorborne and water contact diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, schistosomiasis, meningococcal meningitis)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: October - April

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: g

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Banjul, Gambia's capital city, used to be called Bathurst.