National Symbols of The Gambia

The Gambia is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Senegal, . The capital of The Gambia is Banjul.

The official language is Mandinka and Wolof and the Gambian dalasi is the currency of the The Gambia. The domain is .gm and the country code is +220.

National day is celebrated on 18 Feb 1965. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and The Gambia is no exception.

In The Gambia, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Gambian people. Attaya is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of The Gambia. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Gambian symbol.

The country was founded by Dawda Jawara. The current president of The Gambia is Adama Barrow.

In The Gambia the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Gambian national anthem was written by and composed by .

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of The Gambia
Alternative name(s) Republic of The Gambia (official, English)
Regional location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
Country name etymology The word "Gambia" is derived from the Mandinka term Kambra/Kambaa, meaning Gambia River.
Climate Tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)
Terrain Flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills
Population 2,416,668
National Day 18 Feb 1965
Language(s) Mandinka and Wolof
Religion Islam
Country code +220
Literacy rate 42.0%
Currency Gambian dalasi
Capital city Banjul
ISO GM
Domain(TLD) .gm
Ethnicity Mandinka, Fula & Wolof
Head of government President
Nationality Gambian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 10,689 km2 (4,127 sq mi)
Timezone UTC (GMT)
Average elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Coastline 80 Km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of The Gambia

Flag map of The Gambia

Motto of The Gambia

"Progress, Peace, Prosperity"

National animal of The Gambia

The National animal of The Gambia is Spotted hyena

National Animal of The Gambia - Spotted hyena

National flower of The Gambia

The National flower of The Gambia is White variety orchid. Botanical name is Phalaenopsis Amabilis.

National flower of The Gambia - White variety orchid

National bird of The Gambia

The National bird of The Gambia is Not Declared

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Neighbouring countries of The Gambia

Gambian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.

Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.

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