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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Republic of the Gambia
Head of State : Adama Barrow
Population : 2.04 Million (2016)
Capital City : Banjul
Largest City : Banjul
Languages : English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous
Monetary Unit : Dalasi (GMD)
GDP (USD) : 964.6 Million (2016)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 0.02 Billion (2014)
GNI (USD) : 936.82 Million (2016)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 231.49 Million (2016)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 404.2 Million (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 60.96 Years (2015)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 0.08 Billion (2016)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 0.06 Billion (2016)
Location & Geography
Named after the river Gambia, which flows through its length from East to West, Gambia is a relatively small country in West Africa. It is situated on the Atlantic Coast at the Bulge of West Africa and is in the Savannah Region. It is a semi-enclave in Senegal. It has borders with Senegal in three directions and the Atlantic shore lies to the West. The river Gambia is the dominating feature and provides a useful means of transportation and irrigation. It is also a rich source for fishing. The coast and riverbanks consist largely of mangrove swamps and the lower part of the river has steep banks which are covered with tropical forest. Away from the river, there is wooded grassland. The weather is subtropical with distinct dry and rainy seasons.
Investment Profile
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Investment Opportunities
Investment for tourism infrastructure.
Tourism | October 15, 2014