GAMBIA


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Coat of Arms

Territory
10,689 km2 (159th)

Capital
Banjul

Language
English

Motto
'Progress, Peace, Prosperity'

National Flower
White variety (Hyacinth)

National Animal
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)

National Animal
Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)






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Gambia Flag

The Gambia, authoritatively the Republic of The Gambia, is a nation in West Africa that is for the most part encompassed by Senegal except for its western coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It is the littlest nation inside territory Africa. The Gambia is arranged on the two sides of the lower scopes of the Gambia River, the country's namesake, which courses through the focal point of The Gambia and purges into the Atlantic Ocean. It has a region of 10,689 square kilometers (4,127 sq mi). Banjul is the Gambian capital and the biggest urban areas are Serekunda and Brikama. The Gambia imparts verifiable roots to numerous other West African countries in the slave exchange, which was the key factor in the setting and keeping of a state on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese, amid which time it was known as A Gâmbia. On 1765 The Gambia was made a piece of the British Empire when the administration formally accepted control, setting up the Province of Senegambia. In 1965, The Gambia picked up autonomy under the administration of Dawda Jawara, who ruled until Yahya Jammeh caught control in a bloodless 1994 overthrow. The Gambia's economy is ruled by cultivating, angling and, particularly, the travel industry.


Coat of Arms


Gambia Coat of Arms

Territory


Gambia Map

10,689 km2 (159th)


Capital


Gambia Capital

Banjul

Banjul, formally the City of Banjul and in the past known as Bathurst, is the capital and fourth biggest city of The Gambia. It is the focal point of the eponymous regulatory division which is home to an expected 400,000 inhabitants, making it The Gambia's biggest and thickly populated metropolitan territory. Banjul is on St Mary's Island (Banjul Island), where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean. The island is associated with the terrain toward the west and the remainder of Greater Banjul Area by means of scaffolds. There are additionally ships connecting Banjul to the terrain at the opposite side of the stream.


Languague


Gambia Languague

English



Motto


Gambia Motto

'Progress, Peace, Prosperity'



National Flower of Gambia


Gambia National Flower

White variety (Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus is a little sort of bulbous, fragrant blossoming plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae. These are normally called hyacinths. Hyacinthus develops from knobs, each delivering around four to six straight leaves and one to three spikes or racemes of blooms. In the wild species, the blossoms are generally dispersed with as few as two for each raceme in H. litwinovii and normally six to eight in H. orientalis, which develops to a stature of 15– 20 cm (6– 8 in). Cultivars of H. orientalis have a lot denser bloom spikes and are commonly progressively hearty.


National Animal of Gambia


Gambia National Animal

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)

The hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), is a medium-sized swimming feathered creature. It is the main living species in the sort Scopus and the family Scopidae. The species and family was for some time thought to sit with the Ciconiiformes yet is currently put with the Pelecaniformes, and its nearest relatives are believed to be the pelicans and shoebill. The state of its head with a long bill and peak at the back is reminiscent of a sledge, which has given this species its name after the Afrikaans word for hammerhead. It is a medium-sized waterbird with dark colored plumage. It is found in Africa, Madagascar and Arabia, living in a wide assortment of wetlands, including estuaries, lakesides, fish lakes, riverbanks, and rough drifts. The hamerkop is a stationary winged creature that frequently demonstrates nearby developments. The hamerkop takes a wide scope of prey, for the most part fish and creatures of land and water, however shrimps, bugs and rodents are taken as well. Prey is generally chased in shallow water, either by sight or contact, however the species is versatile and will take any prey it can. The species is eminent for its tremendous homes, a few of which are worked amid the rearing season.


National Animal of Gambia


Gambia National Animal

Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

The spotted hyena (crocuta), otherwise called the giggling hyena, is a hyena species, right now classed as the sole individual from the family Crocuta, local to Sub-Saharan Africa. The spotted hyena is the most social of the Carnivora in that it has the biggest gathering sizes and most complex social practices. Its social association is not normal for that of some other meat eater, looking to some extent like that of cercopithecine primates (monkeys and macaques) concerning bunch measure, various leveled structure, and recurrence of social communication among both family and irrelevant gathering mates. Females give just to their own whelps instead of help one another, and guys show no fatherly consideration. Spotted hyena society is matriarchal; females are bigger than guys, and command them. The spotted hyena is an exceedingly effective creature, being the most widely recognized expansive flesh eater in Africa. Its prosperity is expected to some degree to its flexibility and advantage; it is basically a seeker yet may likewise rummage, with the ability to eat and process skin, bone and other creature squander. In utilitarian terms, the spotted hyena makes the most productive utilization of creature matter of all African carnivores.It chases alone, in little gatherings of 2– 5 people or in substantial gatherings. Amid a chase, spotted hyenas regularly gone through ungulate crowds so as to choose a person to assault. When chosen, their prey is pursued over a long separation, frequently a few kilometers, at rates of up to 60 km/h.


Demonym(s)

Gambian

Population

2,051,363
(2017 estimate)

Currency

Dalasi (GMD)

Time Zone

UTC+0 (GMT)

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