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Republic of the Gambia

Location and Geography

Named after the river Gambia, which flows through its length from East to West, Gambia is a relatively small country in West Africa. It is situated on the Atlantic Coast at the Bulge of West Africa and is in the Savannah Region. It is a semi-enclave in Senegal. It has borders with Senegal in three directions and the Atlantic shore lies to the West. The river Gambia is the dominating feature and provides a useful means of transportation and irrigation. It is also a rich source for fishing. The coast and riverbanks consist largely of mangrove swamps and the lower part of the river has steep banks which are covered with tropical forest. Away from the river, there is wooded grassland. The weather is subtropical with distinct dry and rainy seasons.