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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 1 decade ago

Which country, starting with G, is the smallest country in Africa?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Good morning Creme!

    The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, commonly known as Gambia, is a country in Western Africa. It is the smallest country on the African continental mainland and is bordered to the north, east, and south by Senegal, and has a small coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The River Gambia flows through the centre of the country and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. On 18 February 1965, The Gambia became independent from the British Empire. Banjul is its capital.

    Capital Banjul

    13°28′N 16°36′W

    Largest city Serrekunda

    Official languages English

    Government Republic

    - President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh[1]

    Independence

    - from the UK February 18, 1965

    - Republic declared April 24, 1970

    Area

    - Total 10,380 km² (164th)

    4,007 sq mi

    Population

    - July 2005 estimate 1,517,000 (149th)

    - Density 153.5/km² (74th)

    397.6/sq mi

    The Gambia is divided into five divisions and one city. These are

    Lower River

    Central River

    North Bank

    Upper River

    Western

    Banjul, the national capital, is classified as a "city".

    The divisions are further subdivided into 37 districts. Of these, Kombo Saint Mary (which shares Brikama as a capital with the Western division) may have been administratively merged with the greater Banjul area.

    The Gambia is a very small and narrow country whose borders mirror the meandering Gambia River. The country is less than 48 km wide, with a total area of 11,300 km². Its present boundaries were defined in 1889 after an agreement between the United Kingdom and France. It is almost an enclave of Senegal and the smallest country on the continent of Africa.

  • 4 years ago

    You left out a bunch, such as, In 1526, Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón founded the colony San Miguel de Guadalupe in present day Georgia or South Carolina. The colony only lasted a short while before disintegrating. It was also notable for perhaps being the first instance of African slave labor within the present boundaries of the United States. Also, you missed the little tidbit about John Casor, a black man, who In 1654,became the first legally recognized slave in the present United States. A court in Northampton County ruled against Casor, declaring him property for life, "owned" by the black colonist Anthony Johnson. There is much more ... but those are some of the more interesting. I am not sure where you got the economy boomed under carter... maybe you meant tanked? Under carter, it was described in terms of the "misery index," and the word "stagflation"

  • 1 decade ago

    Gambia, Africa

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gambia

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gambia

  • 1 decade ago

    By geographical area, Gambia.

    By population, Gabon.

    This is only comparing the "G" countries of Africa.

  • 1 decade ago

    Gabon, Ghana, Gambia??

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gambia is the smallest of the mainland African states, covering an area of 11,300 sq km (4,363 sq mi).

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ghana?

  • Ghana?

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