WESTERN AFRICA

The Gambia Map

A map of the Gambia that contains cities, towns, highways, and the Gambia River.  Satellite imagery and a physical map show the topography.  It includes an administrative map with the districts of the Gambia.
REFERENCE

The Gambia Political Map

The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa and is situated in Western Africa, surrounded completely by Senegal. It’s known for having an extremely unique boundary, which was set mostly by a 20 to 30-mile buffer along the Gambia River. Also unique to the country is that they formally include “The” in their country name. The only other country that does the same is The Bahamas. The Gambia is completely surrounded geographically by the country of Senegal with approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) of coastline with the North Atlantic Ocean.

IMAGERY

The Gambia Satellite Map

At 10,689 square kilometers (4,127 sq mi), The Gambia is the smallest country in the continent of Africa. In fact, it’s less than half the size of Delaware.  One-tenth of the country is water, mostly from the Gambia River. Despite its small size, it’s home to unique wildlife including rare birds, hippos, and hyenas. All settlements in The Gambia are scattered along the Gambia River. For example, the capital of Gambia (Banjul) is situated right at the mouth of the Gambia River. But the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.

PHYSICAL

The Gambia Physical Map

The terrain is mostly floodplain defined by the banks of the Gambia River. It has no mountains and its hills are low in altitude. At only 53 m (173 ft) above sea level, Red Rock is the highest point in the Gambia.  Other low-lying hills in the country are Mamayungebi Hill, Konkoba Hill, Alligator Rock, and Kasang Hill. Its territory includes Bijol Islands, a small uninhabited island group in the Atlantic Ocean

ADMINISTRATION

The Gambia Regions Map

Regions serve as the first-level administrative unit in the Gambia. Currently, there are 5 regions and 1 capital city in The Gambia. The regions include West Coast, North Bank, Lower River, Central River, and the Upper River Regions. Its capital city is the Greater Banjul district in the west.

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