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  Welcome to The Gambia tour - History of The Gambia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
At the beginning of the 14th century, most of what is today called The Gambia was a tributary to the Mali Empire.The Portuguese reached the area by sea in the mid-15th century, and began to dominate the lucrative trade.
Between 1651 and 1661, part of Gambia was (indirectly) a colony of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; it was purchased by the Courlandish prince Jakub Kettler.
The Gambia withdrew from the confederation in 1989.
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  The Gambia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Between 1651 and 1661 part of Gambia was (indirectly) a colony of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; it was purchased by the Courlandish prince Jakub Kettler.
The Gambia withdrew from the confederation in 1989.
Before the coup d'état in July 1994, The Gambia was one of the oldest existing multi-party democracies in Africa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gambia   (1754 words)

 The Gambia - Gurupedia
The Republic of The Gambia is a nation of western Africa, entirely surrounded by Senegal, except for a short coastline which is the outlet of the Gambia River to the North
During the late 17th century and throughout the 18th, England and France struggled continuously for political and commercial supremacy in the regions of the Senegal and Gambia Rivers.
Great Britain possession of The Gambia, but the French retained a tiny enclave at Albreda on the north bank of the river which was ceded to the United Kingdom in 1857.
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 Suchmaschine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, commonly known as Gambia, is a country in Western Africa.
An 1889 agreement with France established the present boundaries, and The Gambia became a British Crown Colony, divided for administrative purposes into the colony (city of Banjul and the surrounding area) and the protectorate (remainder of the territory).
Consulate of The Republic of The Gambia in Warsaw POLAND
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 Gambia, The
Gambia was once part of the Empire of Ghana and the Songhai Empire.
The Gambia is a very small and narrow country with the border based on the Gambia River.
The Gambia has a liberal, market-based economy characterized by traditional subsistence agriculture, a historic reliance on groundnuts (peanuts) for export earnings, a re-export trade built up around its ocean port, low import duties, minimal administrative procedures, a fluctuating exchange rate with no exchange controls, and a significant tourism industry.
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 Gambian Bibliography - Development
The Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) was established under the 1972 Ports Act as a statutory public corporation mandated to conduct its affairs on sound commercial liners.
Data on household demographics, employment, incomes, expenditures, food consumption and nutritional status of children was collected, and the importance of those factors on calorie consumption and nutritional status of children under five years of age in the households of different migration histories was analyzed using analysis of variance and multivariate analysis.
This study suggests that rural-to-urban migration in the Gambia is selective of nature, for the recent migrant households are younger and better educated.
www.africanculture.dk /gambia/biblio/citations/develop.htm   (4499 words)

The population of the Gambia is currently estimated at 1,436,000 (2005).
With a land area of 10,689 square kilometers, the country is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa with a population density of 134 persons per square kilometer.
Although fertility levels in The Gambia remain amongst the highest in the world, recent estimates from the 2003 census indicate declining fertility.
www.csd.gm /demographics.htm   (611 words)

 The Gambia - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Republic of The Gambia is a nation of western Africa, entirely surrounded by Senegal, except for a short coastline which is the outlet of the Gambia River to the North Atlantic Ocean.
The 1783 Treaty of Versailles gave Great Britain possession of The Gambia, but the French retained a tiny enclave at Albreda on the north bank of the river which was ceded to the United Kingdom in 1857.
The Gambia achieved independence on February 18, 1965, as a constitutional monarchy within the British Commonwealth.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /t/th/the_gambia.html   (354 words)

 Demographics of Botswana - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Demographics of Botswana, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.
Botswana, like many nations in southern Africa, suffers from a high AIDS infection rate, which was 38.8% for adults in 2002.
Demographics of Botswana, Demographic data from the CIA World Factbook, Population, Age structure, Median age, Population growth rate, Birth rate, Death rate, Net migration rate, Sex ratio, Infant mortality rate, Life expectancy at birth, Total fertility rate, HIV/AIDS, Major infectious diseases, Nationality, Ethnic groups, Religions, Languages, Literacy, References, World Factbook, Botswana and Demographics by country.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Demographics_of_Botswana   (281 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Gambia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is the smallest country on the African continent and is entirely surrounded on land by Senegal, with the Gambia River emptying into the Atlantic Ocean in its center.
Between 1651 and 1661 Gambia was (indirectly) a colony of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; it was purchased by the Courlandish prince Jakub Kettler.
The 1783 Treaty of Versailles gave Great Britain possession of The Gambia, but the French retained a tiny enclave at Albreda on the north bank of the river that was ceded to the United Kingdom in 1857.
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 Gambia - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
During the dry season the Harmattan, a dry and dust laden wind blows from the Sahara Desert in the northeast.
In Feb. 1982 Gambia and Senegal, who have always had close relations, formed a confederation which, like the earlier British colony, was called Senegambia.
In June 1993 the government announced a new weekly service for Gambia Airways to London and in Aug. 1993 an agreement was reached with the British Overseas Development Administration for 1 million pounds for English language and mathematics teacher training.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/gambia.htm   (913 words)

 The gambia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Look for The gambia in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
Look for The gambia in the Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
Check for The gambia in the deletion log, or visit its deletion vote page if it exists.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/the_gambia   (146 words)

 The Gambia -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Republic of The Gambia is a country in West Africa.
Image:Stamp Gambia 1880 0.5p.jpg After World War II, the pace of constitutional reform quickened.
Benin · Burkina Faso · Cape Verde · Côte d'Ivoire · Gambia · Ghana · Guinea · Guinea-Bissau · Liberia · Mali · Mauritania · Niger · Nigeria · Senegal · Sierra Leone · Togo
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 Gambia phone cards - Gambia calling cards to Gambia, a lot of minutes clean Gambia phone card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
If you call Gambia you can place your call either by dialing Toll Free numbers which is an 800 Local numbers which will give generally more minutes to Gambia, If you buy Gambia AloArabs calling cards you will find that you are getting a telecommunication service and Gambia calling cards that is high in quality.
Gambia : Embassy of Gambia in Washington, DC
Main articles: Divisions of The Gambia and Districts of The Gambia The Gambia is divided into five divisions and one city.
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 Senegal Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the W, by Mauritania in the N, by Mali in the E, and by Guinea and Guinea-Bissau in the S. The Republic of The Gambia is an enclave in the SW.
is 73°F/22.8°C. The chief rivers of the country are the Sénégal (which forms the boundary with Mauritania), the Falémé, the Gambia (or Gambie), the Saloum, and the Casamance.
In the early 1980s, after a successful Senegalese intervention in a coup attempt in The Gambia, both countries officially proclaimed their union in a Senegambian confederation.
www.columbiagazetteer.org /public/Senegal.html   (1247 words)

 Gambia Deforestation Rates and Related Forestry Figures
Measuring the total rate of habitat conversion (defined as change in forest area plus change in woodland area minus net plantation expansion) for the 1990-2005 interval, Gambia lost 2.6% of its forest and woodland habitat.
Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Gambia has some 740 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
Gambia is home to at least 974 species of vascular plants.
rainforests.mongabay.com /deforestation/2000/Gambia.htm   (753 words)

 Demographics of the Gambia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A wide variety of ethnic groups live in The Gambia, each preserving its own language and traditions with minimal intertribal friction.
The Mandinka are the largest ethnic group with 40% of the population, followed by the Fula, the Wolof, the Jola, and the Serahuli.
Approximately 15,000 non-Africans live in The Gambia, including about 10,000 Europeans 2,500 persons of Lebanese origin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Demographics_of_The_Gambia   (291 words)

 Larry Diamond Books
The second section ("South Africa: An African Success?") focuses on the dramatic developments in South Africa, the most advanced democracy on the continent but one faced with enormous challenges in the aftermath of apartheid.
Essays in this section examine such issues as the role of nongovernmental organizations in the new political order, the ongoing and linked problems of racial and economic division, the demographics of public opinion on democracy, and the viability of the country's new constitution.
The third section of the book ("African Ambiguities") considers more closely several other African states - Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, the Gambia, and Nigeria - all at different crossroads in their progress toward democracy.
www.stanford.edu /~ldiamond/bookPages/1999da.htm   (330 words)

Gambia is one of the oddest shaped countries in the world.
It is just a few kms either side of the Gambia river, surrounded on 3 sides by Senegal and the other by the sea.
There have been several attemts in the past at uniting Senegal and the Gambia, which is not surprising considering the Gambia s strange geography.
www.travelblog.org /Africa/Gambia/blog-3257.html   (1525 words)

 21st Century Demographics: Highs and Lows by Joseph Chamie - The Globalist > > Global Development
While the future by definition remains uncertain, Joseph Chamie — former director of the UN Population Division — provides some insights into trends that will shape our world in the decades to come.
It is estimated that about one-third of the university graduates from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya are currently living abroad.
In addition to playing an increasingly important demographic role in the 21st century, the increased numbers and flows of migrants will also have significant social, economic, political and cultural consequences.
www.theglobalist.com /StoryId.aspx?StoryId=4629   (1312 words)

 AdvertisingAge - Digital Edition
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 GEsource World Guide - Gambia, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Gambia, The has a population of 1.593 million (July 2005 estimate).
The population growth rate for Gambia, The is 2.93% (world growth rate at 2005 is 1.14%).
Note: on the graphs, world figures are represented by a red bar, figures for Gambia, The are illustrated with a green bar
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 "DemoGraphics '94: Screen Copies"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
One possibility to retrieve information on population structures in DemoGraphics' 94 is a chart which gives the total population by age and sex.
Due to the large numbers of male immigrants the United Arab Emirates have a highly unbalanced sex structure (see the small age pyramid for 2005).
Gambia, on the other hand, has an excess of females.
www.iiasa.ac.at /Research/LUC/DemoGraphics/dg17_l.htm   (102 words)

 Africa Gambia Guides and Directories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Infoplease: The Gambia - Summarizes basic information on the country including political, historical, geographical and demographic facts.
NationMaster - The Gambia - Profile includes information for various aspects of the country, with a special emphasis on statistics and rankings.
US Department of State - Gambia, The - Country portal offers a map and links to Background Notes, USAID page, the US embassy and the current ambassador, press releases, fact sheets, annual Human Rights Reports and other major reports including Country and Industry Market Reports.
www.iper1.com /iper1-odp/scat/id/Regional/Africa/Gambia/Guides_and_Directories   (369 words)

 The Development Executive Group - The Global Development Briefing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He said the international community is hopeful that the UN envoy charged with the task of breaking the stalemate between the two countries, Lloyd Axworthy, will make headway when he visits the two countries.
GAMBIA: President Yahya Jammeh has announced the discovery of "large quantities" of oil in his tiny West African nation, saying the offshore find would eliminate poverty and hunger, Gambian media reported.
Life expectancy among men—who have been hit especially hard by alcoholism and heart disease—has dropped by five years in that period to 58.5, the lowest level in the developed world.
www.developmentex.com /briefing/021904.html   (7283 words)

 Dogpile - Web Search: gambia
Comprehensive facts and advice for traveling along with background material on the culture and history of this African country.
Gambia flows through the centre of the country and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
Gambia Tourism Authority site provides a detailed guide to for tourists visiting the country and its attractions.
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 -----The Changing Demographics of the Online Gaming World----- :: Wessex Scene Online :: Student News
From a base point of only hundreds of users, today millions immerse themselves in the online worlds of MMOG’s (massively multiplayer online games), creating and leading their characters to successes and failures in fantasy worlds.
Yet despite a common misconception that these games are played by a select socially inept audience, research has shown that the demographic is in fact much wider.
In an article by the New York Times, a chief technology officer for an apparel company argued that playing games held more esteem than mindless activities such as watching television.
www.wessexscene.co.uk /article.php?sid=1864   (558 words)

 Population Reference Bureau: Search Population and Health Data
This database contains data on 85 demographic variables for 221 countries in the world, for 28 world regions and sub-regions, for the world as a whole, for the United States as a whole, and for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Choose the demographic variable or variables (use control click to choose more than one variable).
Other sources include recent demographic surveys such as the Demographic and Health Surveys, Reproductive Health Surveys, special studies, and direct communication with demographers and statistical bureaus in the United States and abroad.
www.worldpop.org /prbdata.htm   (1441 words)

 Business Wire: A.C.L.N. Ltd. Announces a 5-for-4 Stock Split; ACLN to Begin Service to The Gambia in West Africa
Most of the cars shipped to this port will be shipped on a freight-prepaid basis.
The Gambia is a relatively small African nation.
Banjul brings the number of African ports that the company serves to 14, in 12 countries.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2000_April_18/ai_61554522   (359 words)

 AT&T Worldnet Service - Directory
Stanford University - Africa South of the Sahara: Gambia - http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/gambia.html
Summarizes basic information on the country including political, historical, geographical and demographic facts.
The Index on Africa - Gambia - http://www.afrika.no/index/Countries/Gambia/
www.att.net /cgi-bin/webdrill?catkey=gwd/Top/Regional/Africa/Gambia/Guides_and_Directories   (423 words)

 Resources about Demographics and Statistics at Gutman Library
Demographics and Census Data - University of Georgia Libraries
FedStats - Demographic Statistics - data on population, military personnel, children, aging, science education, etc.
Geostat: County and City Data Books - population data for counties and cities of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Statistics - annual immigration statistics, estimates of illegal alien and foreign born populations
www.philau.edu /library/resources/demograph.html   (988 words)

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