Capital: Banjul

Population: 1,969,165 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Gambian Dalasi (GMD)

Official Language: English

Unofficial Languages: Mandinka, Fula, Wolof, other indigenous dialects

Main Religions: Islam, Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mandinka or Jahanka, Wollof, Fulani, Tukulur, Lorobo, Jolaor Karoninka, Serahuleh, Serere, Manjago, Bambara, Creole, and others

Largest Cities: Brikama, Bakau, Banjul, Farafenni

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Cricket

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Independence Day (February 18)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Koriteh (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Revolution Day (July 22)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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