- Capital city: Banjul, largest city
(main seaport and international airport)
- Area: 11295 square km
- National day: 18 February.
- Independence: 18 February 1965.
Former British colony.
- Population: 1.4 million as of 2000
- Leader: Yaya Jammeh, born 1966.
President since 1996 (in power since 1994).
- Language: English (official) Wolof,
- Currency: Dalasi (D)