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  GAMBIA - LoveToKnow Article on GAMBIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Gambia, especially in its lower course, is very serpentine, and although the distance from the source to the mouth of the river is little more than 300 m.
The Gambia was one of the rivers passed by Hanno the Carthaginian in his famous voyage along the west coast of Africa.
The Portuguese visited the Gambia in the 15th century, and in the beginning of the 16th century were trading in the lower river.
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 Gambia River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gambia River is a major river in Africa, running 1,130 km (700 miles) from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Banjul.
The river is known largely because of The Gambia, the smallest country in Africa, which consists of little more than the downstream half of the river and its two banks.
His theory was confirmed when he traveled to Juffure, The Gambia, on the north bank of the river, and found that their oral family histories complemented his own.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gambia_River   (294 words)

  
 NiiCa - Republic Of The Gambia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Gambia River is the country's dominant feature, flowing across a plateau of Miocene-Pliocene sandstone, compacted sediment composed predominantly of quartz grains formed from 23.7 to 1.6 million years ago.
The grass-covered river flats (known locally as banto faros) of the lower river are rendered useless for cultivation by the salt water that periodically inundates them, and settlements on them are few.
The vegetation cover of The Gambia is savanna on the uplands, various kinds of inland swamp in the low-lying areas, and mangrove swamp along the brackish lower Gambia River.
www.niica.on.ca /gambia/Geography.aspx   (1087 words)

  
 Winne.com - Report on Gambia, Open for business
In The Gambia, The River is the dominating feature and provides both a useful means of transportation and irrigation as well as a rich ground for fishing, boating and sailing.
The whole River and the numerous creeks (locally known as 'Bolons'), which join it, are fascinating to the bird lover and the student of nature: Hippopotami, Crocodiles and Dog-faced baboons are often seen.
In the past, The River's fame lay in the fact that, for sailing vessels, it was navigable at least as far as the country's eastern boundary; it is one of the finest waterways in West Africa.
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 About Gambia and Relative Websites
Gambia was deemed to belong to the British monarch.
The democratic tradition of The Gambia was briefly interrupted in July, 1981 with an abortive attempt to overthrow the government by the then paramilitary Field Force.
A major milestone in The Gambia's political history was the overthrow of the Jawara government in July, 1994, by young, and junior officers of the Gambian military which had been built up by Jawara himself.
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 * * * TheGambia.Net -- Your No.1 Info Channel to Gambia, Hotels, Travel, Business, information, people, Culture, Maps * ...
It is often said that The river Gambia is the Gambia and the Gambia is the river Gambia.
The whole river and the numerous creeks (known locally as bolongs) which join it, are fascinating to the bird lover and the student of nature.
The river is "The Gambia", quite literally, the country exists as a small land area to either side of the river.
www.thegambia.net /river.htm   (805 words)

  
 Travel Guide to Gambia Africa
Located on the west coast of Africa, Gambia is bordered by Senegal in the north, east and south and by the Atlantic Ocean on the west.
The Gambia River, the country's major waterway, rises in the Futa Jallon in Guinea and follows a twisting path for 1,000 miles to the sea.
The land on either side of the river is generally open savanna with wooded areas along the drainage channels.
www.africaguide.com /country/gambia   (190 words)

  
 Background Notes Archive - Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Gambia was once part of the Empire of Ghana and the Kingdom of the Songhais.
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).
The Gambia withdrew from the confederation in 1989.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/bgnotes/af/gambia9607.html   (2263 words)

  
 Welcome to SOS The Gambia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Gambia is located in Western Africa bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal.
The capital of the Gambia is Banjul, situated on an island at the mouth of the river Gambia.
The 18th century witnessed a struggle for prestige in The Gambia between France and England, before a conference in Paris in 1889 obtained a French agreement of British control of the Gambia River and the drawing of the present day boundaries.
www.sosgambia.org   (278 words)

  
 Gambia, The (10/05)
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.
Following The Gambia's successful presidential and legislative elections in October 2001 and January 2002, respectively, the U.S. Government determined that a democratically elected government had assumed office and thus lifted the sanctions it had imposed against The Gambia in accordance with Section 508 of the Foreign Assistance Act as a result of the 1994 coup.
The U.S. Embassy in The Gambia is situated in Fajara on Kairaba Avenue, formerly known as Pipeline Road.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5459.htm   (3085 words)

  
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Location: Gambia is located on the west coast of Africa between latitude 13 and 14 degrees north and 13 and 17 degrees west.
The Gambia is one of the densely populated countries in West Africa.
Terrain: The topography of the Gambia is dominated by the River Gambia, which runs east to west through the entire length of the country.
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 GambiaNet - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hanno, The Carthaginean, referred to Gambia while writing about his voyage to West Africa in 470 B.C. It is known that between the 5th and 8th centuries most of the Senegambian Area came from the Sarahuley ethnic group, and those descendants can be found in The Gambia.
The Gambia was then inhabited mainly by Wollofs on the Northern bank and Jolas on the southern bank of the River.
The Gambia gained independence from Britain in 1965, led by Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, first President of the Republic of The Gambia and five years later adopted a Republican Constitution.
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 The West Coast, excluding the Gambia River and Volta basins
Except for The Gambia, which is entirely located in the Gambia River basin, all the other countries from Senegal in the west to Nigeria in the East are partly or wholly located within this remaining part of the West Coast (Map 16 and Table 67).
Two types of river exist: the major basins from north-east to south-west, with rivers originating in Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire and with an average entering discharge of 15 to 20 km³/year; numerous, short, coastal watercourses.
The runoff of the Osun River is regulated by the Asejire Dam.
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 Where do you want to go birding in Gambia today?
The landscape is dominated by the river Gambia.
I knew that the Gambia had a good reputation for bird watching, no visa was needed, and the price was only 300 pounds for a 7 night package deal including airport transfers and insurance, so all things considered it was an attractive destination.
The Gambia is one of the safest and friendliest countries in Africa.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/africagambia.htm   (2545 words)

  
 Gambia, The -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1889, The Gambia's boundaries were defined, and in 1894 the interior was declared a British protectorate.
The Gambia was shaken in 1981 by a coup attempt by junior-ranking soldiers; it was put down with the intervention of Senegalese troops.
In 1982, The Gambia and Senegal formed a confederation, while maintaining individual sovereignty; by 1989, however, popular opposition and minor diplomatic problems led to the withdrawal of Senegalese troops and the dissolution of Senegambia.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Gambia_History.asp   (986 words)

  
 Gambia, The
Situated on the Atlantic coast in westernmost Africa and surrounded on three sides by Senegal, Gambia is twice the size of Delaware.
The Portuguese were the first European explorers, encountering the Gambia River in 1455, and in 1681 the French founded an enclave at Albredabut.
Gambia became a British Crown colony in 1843 and an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations on Feb. 18, 1965.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107560.html   (641 words)

  
 9. Convention relating to the status of the River Gambia signed at Kaolack, on 30 June 197832
Considering that the joint exploitation of the river implies freedom of navigation and equal treatment for all contracting States in conformity with the provisions of this present convention.
Article 1: Within the framework of the provisions of the present agreement the Gambia River and its tributaries is declared a river of regional interest within the national territories of the riparian States.
The financing method for works or projects aimed at improving navigation conditions of the River Gambia as well as procedures for the maintenance, exploitation of the river, and the amortization of the costs of projects shall be defined either by special agreement or by utilization regulations.
www.fao.org /docrep/W7414B/w7414b0b.htm   (1033 words)

  
 Gambia Country Guide - Resorts & Excursions - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing
Banjul is the starting point for coach and river trips to all parts of the country and coastline.
The whole river and the numerous creeks (known locally as bolongs) which join it, are fascinating to both the bird lover and the student of nature.
THE RIVERMOUTH: Fort Bullen at Barra Point was built by the British 200 years ago to cover the approaches to Banjul and the river, succeeding James Island Fortress (destroyed by the French) as the main point of defence in the colony.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/gmb/gmb150.asp   (458 words)

  
 NiiCa - Republic Of The Gambia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Gambia extends for about 320 km (200 mi) inland from the Atlantic Ocean on both sides of the lower Gambia River.
The main natural resource of The Gambia is the Gambia River, one of Africa's best navigable waterways.
The country's soil is mostly poor and sandy, except in the riverine swamps, but is ideally suited for the cultivation of peanuts, upon which the economy depends.
www.niica.on.ca /gambia   (362 words)

  
 Gambia, The --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Essentially, The Gambia is a strip of land 15 to 30 miles (25 to 50 kilometres) wide and 295 miles long on either bank of the Gambia River; except for a short coastline, it is surrounded by Senegal.
In April a demonstration in Banjul called by the Gambia Students' Union to protest the torture and murder of a...
A republic and member of the Commonwealth, The Gambia extends from the Atlantic Ocean along the lower Gambia River in West Africa; it is surrounded by Senegal.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9110784?tocId=9110784   (801 words)

  
 An MBendi Profile: Gambia - Overview
The Gambia is a small independent republic on the bulge of Africa and forms part of the West African Region.
It consists of a narrow strip of land on either side of the Gambia River and is almost surrounded by Senegal.
The airlines which fly to the Gambia are British Airways, Nigerian Airways and Ghana Airways and the national carrier, Gambia Airways.
www.mbendi.co.za /land/af/gm/p0005.htm   (411 words)

  
 Gambia's History & Geography
Situated on the Atlantic Coast at The Bulge of West Africa, The Gambia has an area of some 4,000 square miles (10,360 square kilometers) extending eastward from the sea for some 300 miles (480 kilometers) along both banks of The River Gambia.
Near the mouth of The River, the country is over 30 miles (48 kilometers) wide but further upriver the width diminishes to 15 miles (24 kilometers).
The Gambia is generally recognized as having perhaps the most agreeable climate in West Africa.
www.gambia-expansion.com /us/history/history.html   (1605 words)

  
 The Gambia, West Africa Study Tour Itinerary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There we enjoy a wonderful buffet served under the awning by the river with a group of German tourists, some of whom greatly enjoy the 2-0 victory of their national World Cup team over the US Americans.
On to the Bansang Hospital, oldest hospital in The Gambia, where we are given the full tour of all the wards and programs.
Marni Lindquist, veteran of the 1996 Gambia Study Tour who has been back in the country for several months, and Dolores Koenig, Bill Roberts’s mentor from graduate school, will be on the morning flight to Dakar before heading in opposite directions with their connections.
www.smcm.edu /academics/soan/TheGambia.html   (4759 words)

  
 Gambia, river, Africa
Gambia, river, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, rising on the Fouta Djallon, N Guinea, W Africa, and flowing generally northwest through SE Senegal then west, bisecting The Gambia, to the Atlantic Ocean at Banjul.
The river is the chief transport artery of The Gambia and provides access to interior sections of Senegal and Guinea.
In 1978, Senegal and The Gambia formed the Gambia River Development Organization (which was joined by Guinea in 1980) for the purpose of developing the river's natural resources.
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 Gambia River --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
The flats of the middle and upper river support rice and peanuts and are more heavily settled than the area around the river's lower course.
The port of Banjul is the capital and largest city of The Gambia, a republic in West Africa.
Banjul is connected with the interior of the country and with neighboring Senegal by a 3-mile (5-kilometer) ferry ride northward across the Gambia River and by a road that joins the Trans-Gambia Highway.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9365198?tocId=9365198   (861 words)

  
 Gambia, The
In particular, the wooden dugout "pirogues" that cross the Gambia River often leave shore overloaded and occasionally sink in the middle of the river.
U.S. citizens who must travel to the north bank of the Gambia River are advised to use the Banjul-Barra or Yelitenda-Farafenni ferries, which are slower but safer than the privately operated pirogues.
The Gambia is a cash economy and travelers should carry sufficient currency to cover the expenses of a planned visit.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1121.html   (2010 words)

  
 Gambia
Gambia incorporated into British colony of Senegambia in 1765, but with growing French influence in Senegal, British seized Gambia River in 1888.
Gambia was incorporated into the British colony of Senegambia in 1765, but in response to growing French influence in Senegal, the British seized the Gambia River in 1888.
The Law Reform Commission and the Women’s Bureau of Gambia made proposals for the codification of Muslim personal status laws in the mid to late-1980s, but the suggestions were not adopted into law.
www.law.emory.edu /IFL/legal/gambia.htm   (900 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Portuguese first reached the Gambia River in 1455 and sold trading rights to the British in 1618.
In 1889, its present boundaries were settled with France, and Gambia became a crown colony.
According to the constitution of 1970, Gambia is a republic headed by a president; Dawda K. Jawara and his People's Progressive party have ruled since independence.
www.gateway-africa.com /countries/gambia.html   (395 words)

  
 Gambia (river)
A 19th-century illustration of two men being taken captive to be sold as slaves in the Gambia.
River in western Africa, 1,000 km/620 mi long, which gives its name to The Gambia.
It rises in Guinea and flows west through Senegal and The Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0016056.html   (139 words)

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