The Gambia

The Gambia is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 160 out of 173 countries in the 2002 UNDP Human Development Report. With a population of 1.7 million The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa, spanning only 4391 square miles! It is a serpentine-shaped territory running on either side of the banks of the River Gambia completely surrounded by Senegal.

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