The Gambie

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Republic o the Gambie
Republic of the Gambia
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Motto:Progress, Peace, Prosperity
The Gambie
Offeecial leid Inglis
Caipital Banjul
Lairgest ceety Serekunda
Guvrenment 
 - Republic
 - Preses
Yahya Jammeh
Area
 - Tot
 - % watter

10,380 km²
11.5%
Population
 - 2010
 - Density
 
1,705,000
164.2/km²
Foondin
 - frae the Unitit Kinrick
 - Declaration o Republic
 
18 Februar 1965
24 Aprile 1970;
Siller Dalasi (GMD)
Time zone UTC
Naitional anthem For The Gambia Our Homeland
Internet TLD .gm
Cawin code 220

The Republic o The Gambie, commonly kent as The Gambie, or Gambie (/[unsupported input]ˈɡæmbiə/), is a kintra in Wastren Africae. The Gambie is the smawest kintra on mainland Africae, bordered tae the north, east, an sooth bi Senegal, wi a sma coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the wast.

Its borders roughly correspond tae the path o the Gambie River, the naition's namesake, which flows through the kintra's centre an empties intae the Atlantic Ocean. Its size is amaist 10,500 km² wi an estimatit population o 1,700,000.

On 18 Februar 1965, The Gambie wis grantit unthrildom frae the Unitit Kinrick an joined The Commonwealth. Banjul is The Gambie's caipital, but the lairgest conurbation is Serekunda.

The Gambie shares historical ruits wi mony ither wast African naitions in the slave trade, which wis key tae the maintenance o a colony on the Gambie river, first bi the Portuguese an later bi the Breetish. Since gainin unthrildom in 1965, the Gambie haes enjoyed relative stability, wi the exception o a brief period o military rule in 1994.

An agriculturally rich kintra, its economy is dominatit bi farmin, fishin, an tourism. Aboot a third o the population live belaw the internaitional poverty line o US$1.25 a day.