17 fakta om Gambia


17 Facts You May Not Know About The Gambia:

1 The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa.
2 The River Gambia is the main geographical feature, running through the entire length of the country.
3 The country gained independence from the UK in 1965.
4 The Gambia has a population of about 2.4 million people.
5 English is the official language, but many local languages are spoken, including Mandinka and Wolof.
6 The Gambia is famous for its vibrant music and dance traditions.
7 It has a unique traditional wrestling culture, deeply embedded in the local folklore.
8 The country is known for its birdwatching opportunities, with over 560 bird species.
9 The Gambia relies heavily on agriculture, particularly groundnut (peanut) farming.
10 It has a youthful population, with a median age of about 18 years.
11 The Gambia has a significant diaspora community, particularly in the UK and the US.
12 The Gambia is home to the sacred Crocodile Pool in Bakau.
13 The country's economy is largely dependent on tourism.
14 Gambian cuisine includes dishes like domoda (peanut stew) and benachin (jollof rice).
15 The Gambia's national sport is football (soccer).
16 It has a multi-party political system and experienced a peaceful transition of power in 2017 after a long dictatorship.
17 Kunta Kinteh Island, formerly known as James Island, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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