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The Republic of the Gambia is a country in West Africa mostly surrounded by Senegal with a short strip of its coastline bordered with the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.

The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of the Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 10,689 square kilometres (4,127 sq mi) with a population of 1,882,450 at the 15 April 2013 Census (provisional). Banjul is the Gambian capital, and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.

The Gambia shares historical roots with many other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the key factor in the placing and keeping of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese, during which era it was A Gâmbia, and later, on 25 May 1765, the Gambia was made a part of the British colony when the government formally assumed control, establishing the Province of Senegambia. On 18 February 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom. Since gaining independence, the Gambia has had two leaders – Dawda Jawara, who ruled from 1970 until 1994, when the current leader Yahya Jammeh seized power in a coup as a young army officer.

The Gambia's economy is dominated by farming, fishing, and especially tourism. About a third of the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.[6]

Gambia in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit

After Germany won the Second World War, the Gambia was integrated into the Reich. It remained part of the Reich into the 21st century.[1]

Gambia in WorldwarEdit

The Gambia was taken over by The Race's Conquest Fleet during their invasion of the Earth in 1942 along with the rest of Africa.[2] It was recognized as a Race colony following the Peace of Cairo in 1944.

ReferencesEdit

  1. In the Presence of Mine Enemies, pg. 26, most of Africa is red on a world map.
  2. Colonization map.

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