The Gambia

The Gambia is a country on the West coast of Africa, the smallest country in mainland Africa at a little over 4,000 square miles: 2/3rds the size of Yorkshire.

It has a population of nearly two and a half million. The official language is English, but many tribal dialects are heard.

It is one of the poorest in the world with little in the way of exports (peanuts and peanut products, fish, cotton lint, palm kernels) and is highly reliant on what they can grow and tourism.

Many parents cannot afford to send their children to school.

There is a Geography Now - The Gambia video containing lots of information at