Gambia's climate is a sub-tropical climate with two
variations of distinct dry and rainy seasons. The dry
season generally starts in October and ends around
mid-June each year.
a language spoken in Senegal, The Gambia, and
Mauritania, and is the native language of the Wolof
people. Like the neighbouring language Fula, it belongs
to the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language
family. Unlike most other languages of Sub-Saharan
Africa, Wolof is not a tonal language.
|Currency:||The Dalasi, denoted by GMD, is the
currency of The Gambia. Divided into 100 Bututs, the GMD
has been in use since 1971.Coins are currently produced
in denominations of 25 and 50 bututs, as well as 1
dalasi. Banknotes currently produced are 5, 10, 25, 50
and 100 dalasi.
|Population:||The population of The Gambia in 2003 was
estimated by the United Nations at 1, 426, 000, which
placed it as number 145 in population among the 193
nations of the world. In that year approximately 3% of
the population was over 65 years of age, with another
45% of the population under 15 years of age.
|Capital City:||Banjul, officially the City of Banjul,
is the capital of The Gambia, and is in the division of
the same name. The population of the city proper is only
34, 828, with the Greater Banjul Area, which includes the
City of Banjul and the Kanifing Municipal Council, at a
population of 357, 238 .
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