The Gambia Information and History
Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa, bordered to the
north, east, and south by Senegal, with a small coast on the
Atlantic Ocean in the west.
Its borders roughly correspond to the path of the Gambia River, the
nation's namesake, which flows through the country's centre and
empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its size is almost 10,500 kmē with
an estimated population of 1,700,000.
An agriculturally rich country, its economy is dominated by farming,
fishing, and tourism. About a third of the population live below the
international poverty line of US$1.25 a day
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