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1) Natural geography
 

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Area > Comparative
slightly less than twice the size of Delaware
Area > Comparative to US places
slightly less than twice the size of Delaware
Area > Land 10,000 sq km [163rd of 238]
Area > Land (per capita) 5.762 sq km per 1,000 people [161st of 227]
Area > Total 11,300 sq km [171st of 250]
Area > Total (per capita) 6.511 sq km per 1,000 people [163rd of 231]
Area > Water 1,300 sq km [92nd of 239]
Area > Water (per capita) 749.079 sq km per million people [44th of 225]
Capital city with population Banjul - 44,188,
Climate
tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)
Coastline 80 km [183rd of 271]
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed location 53 m
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Forested Land 48.1% [42nd of 193]
Geographic coordinates 13 28 N, 16 34 W
Geography > Note
almost an enclave of Senegal; smallest country on the continent of Africa
Irrigated land 20 sq km [161st of 196]
Irrigated land (per capita) 13.911 sq km per million people [156th of 167]
Land area > sq. km 10,000 km² [161st of 206]
Land area > sq. km (per capita) 6.592 km² per 1,000 people [148th of 206]
Land boundaries > Border countries Senegal 740 km
Land boundaries > Total 740 km [127th of 166]
Land boundaries > Total (per capita) 426.399 km per million people [47th of 164]
Land use > Arable land 27.88% [27th of 258]
Land use > Other 71.68% [192nd of 258]
Land use > Permanent crops 0.44% [146th of 258]
Largest city population 186,000 [137th of 174]
Largest city population (per capita) 0.117 per capita [105th of 174]
Largest city with population Banjul - 44,188,
Location
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
Map references
Africa
Maritime claims > Contiguous zone 18 nautical mile [76th of 83]
Maritime claims > Continental shelf extent not specified
Maritime claims > Exclusive fishing zone 200 nautical mile [5th of 33]
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile [30th of 191]
Natural hazards
drought (rainfall has dropped by 30% in the last 30 years)
Natural resources
fish, titanium (rutile and ilmenite), tin, zircon, silica sand, clay, petroleum
northernmost point > Latitude 13°49'N
Population density 133.63 people per sqkm [74th of 256]
Population density > people per sq. km 151.71 people/m² [57th of 204]
Rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land 219.17 people/km² of arable lan [104th of 188]
Surface area > sq. km 11,300 km² [158th of 206]
Surface area > sq. km (per capita) 7.449 km² per 1,000 people [141st of 207]
Terrain
flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills


SOURCES
CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook, City Population, CIA World Factbook, World Gazetteer, Official government websites.; FAO; World Development Indicators database; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Wikipedia: List of countries by northernmost point ; Heal The World Foundation.

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Gambia, The, Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia, gambia

Environment
 

Acidification 0% [122nd of 141]
Adjusted savings: carbon dioxide damage > % of GNI 0.48 % of GNI [69th of 179]
Adjusted savings: net forest depletion > % of GNI 0.64 % of GNI [25th of 57]
Adjusted savings: particulate emission damage > % of GNI 0.8 % of GNI [39th of 165]
Areas under protection 6 [128th of 146]
Areas under protection (per capita) 3.76176 per 1 million people [70th of 146]
Breeding birds threatened 0.71% [123rd of 136]
Carbon efficiency 0.34 CO2 emissions/$ GDP [122nd of 141]
CFC consumption 101.72 [85th of 107]
CFC consumption (per capita) 0.0637743 per 1,000 people [66th of 107]
CO2 Emissions 280.3 [159th of 178]
CO2 Emissions (per capita) 0.175737 per 1,000 people [148th of 176]
CO2 emissions > kg per 2000 PPP $ of GDP 0.11 kg/PPP$ [147th of 170]
CO2 emissions > kt 282.05 kt [176th of 195]
CO2 emissions > kt (per capita) 0.196 kt per 1,000 people [168th of 196]
CPIA policy and institutions for environmental sustainability rating 3 [50th of 75]
Current issues
deforestation; desertification; water-borne diseases prevalent
Ecological footprint 0.99 [112nd of 141]
Endangered species protection 40.9% [97th of 141]
Fertiliser consumption 76.92 hundred grams/hectare [113rd of 141]
Forest area > % of land area 47.1 % of land area [46th of 195]
Forest area > sq. km 4,710 km² [136th of 195]
Forest area > sq. km (per capita) 3,104.65 km² per 1,000 people [94th of 195]
Freshwater withdrawal 0.03 [121st of 124]
Freshwater withdrawal > Agricultural 65% [79th of 124]
Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic 23% [38th of 124]
Freshwater withdrawal > Industrial 12% [38th of 124]
Groundwater withdrawals 0 [168th of 188]
International agreements > Party to
Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
International agreements > Signed but not ratified
none of the selected agreements
Known breeding bird species 154 [112nd of 146]
Known breeding bird species (per capita) 96.5517 per 1 million people [16th of 146]
Known mammal species 117 [74th of 145]
Known mammal species (per capita) 73.3542 per 1 million people [11th of 145]
Marine areas under protection 5 [50th of 95]
Marine areas under protection (per capita) 3.1348 per 1 million people [12th of 95]
Marine fish catch 26,650 tons [76th of 141]
Marine fish catch (per capita) 16.7085 tons per 1,000 people [33rd of 141]
Non-wildness 13.37% [32nd of 141]
NOx emissions per populated area 0.12 thousand metric tons/squ [118th of 141]
Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions > kg per day 832.42 kg/day [109th of 115]
Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions > kg per day per worker 0.34 kg per day per worker [1st of 115]
PM10, country level > micrograms per cubic meter 94.82 mcg/m³ [20th of 185]
Pollution > Carbon dioxide 1999 69 [172nd of 199]
Protected area 2.2 [114th of 147]
SO2 emissions per populated area 110 thousand metric tons/squ [122nd of 141]
SO2 exports 1,282.13 hundred metric tons [72nd of 141]
Threatened species 6 [148th of 158]
Threatened species > Mammal 4 [142nd of 160]
Urban NO2 concentration 72.72 micrograms/m3 [14th of 141]
Urban SO2 concentration 69.33 micrograms/m3 [45th of 141]
Water > Availability 0.4 thousand cubic metres [121st of 141]
Water > Dissolved oxygen concentration 3.75 mls/litre [139th of 141]
Water > Phosphorus concentration 0.53 mls/litre [24th of 141]
Water > Salinisation 283.18 [112nd of 141]
Water > Suspended solids 5.97 mls/litre [39th of 141]
Water pollution, chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions 1.89 % [105th of 114]
Water pollution, clay and glass industry > % of total BOD emissions 0.1 % [98th of 112]
Water pollution, food industry > % of total BOD emissions 77.79 % [6th of 114]
Water pollution, other industry > % of total BOD emissions 0.35 % [99th of 107]
Water pollution, paper and pulp industry > % of total BOD emissions 15.31 % [35th of 111]
Water pollution, textile industry > % of total BOD emissions 2.65 % [103rd of 114]
Water pollution, wood industry > % of total BOD emissions 1.91 % [56th of 114]
Wetlands of intl importance > Area 20 thousand hectares [90th of 112]
Wetlands of intl importance > Area (per capita) 12.5392 thousand hectares per 1 m [57th of 112]
Wildness 0% [133rd of 141]


SOURCES
Stockholm Environment Institute at York, Acidification in Developing Countries: Ecosystem Sensitivity and the Critical Loads Approach at the Global scale, 2000 via ciesin.org; World Development Indicators database; World Resources Institute; 2000 IUCN Red List, and World Resources Institute,World Resources 2000-2001, Washington, DC: WRI, 2000. Original sources: World Conservation Monitoring Center, IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other sources.; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; UNEP, Production and Consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances, 1986-1998, October 1999. via ciesin.org; World Resources Institute. 2003. Carbon Emissions from energy use and cement manufacturing, 1850 to 2000. Available on-line through the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) at Washington, DC: World Resources Institute; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Living Planet Report 2000, Gland, Switzerland: 2000, and Redefining Progress.; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Report on National Reports Required Under Article VIII, Paragraph 7(a), of the Convention, Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Gigiri, Kenya, April 2000; World Bank, World Development Indicators 2001. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2001. via ciesin.org; ; FAOSTAT on-line database; Wild Areas Project (WAP), joint Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and CIESIN project to map the last wild places on the earth's surface. Accessed via ciesin.org; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, Data Version 1.1, B1Illustrative Marker Scenario with model IMAGE; Gregg Marland, Tom Boden, and Bob Andres, University of North Dakota, via net publication; Jacaranda Atlas; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, RAINS-ASIA and Co-operative Programme formonitoring and evaluation of the long range transmission of air pollutants in Europe (EMEP) via ciesin.org; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; World Resources Institute, World Resources 1998-99; World Bank, World Development Indicators 2000; WHO,Air Management Information System-AMIS 2.0, 1998; and Global Urban Observatory, Citibase, 1999. via ciesin.org; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGAP 2.1B, 2001 via ciesin.org; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Quality Monitoring System, with data for an additional 29 countries from Prescott-Allen,R. The Well being of Nations, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Quality Monitoring System, with data for an additional 29 countries from Prescott-Allen, R. The Well being of Nations, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001; Wild Areas Project (WAP), joint Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and CIESIN project to map the lastwild places on the earth's surface. via ciesin.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Gambia, The, Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia, gambia


2) Human geography

Age distribution

Age and sex distribution for the year 1990:

Gambia, The Population Pyramid for 1995

Age and sex distribution for the year 1995:

Gambia, The Population Pyramid for 2000

Age and sex distribution for the year 2000:

Gambia, The Population Pyramid for 2003

Age and sex distribution for the year 2003:

Gambia, The Population Pyramid for 2005

Age and sex distribution for the year 2005:

Gambia, The Population Pyramid for 2010

Age and sex distribution for the year 2010:

Gambia, The Population Pyramid for 2020

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2020:

Gambia, The Population Pyramid for 2050

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2050:


Labor

 

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Compensation of employees > % of expense 31.67 % [27th of 97]
Compensation of employees > current LCU 122950000
CPIA building human resources rating 3.5 [25th of 75]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 10-14 33.83 [17th of 89]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 15-19 62.62 [16th of 167]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 20-24 79.41 [39th of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 25-29 84.48 [65th of 167]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 30-34 86.18 [71st of 165]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 35-39 86.52 [74th of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 40-44 87.19 [69th of 167]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 45-49 85.91 [60th of 163]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 50-54 83.87 [39th of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 55-59 82.23 [20th of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 60-64 77.41 [10th of 166]
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 65 plus 61.57 [6th of 165]
Economic activity > Men aged 10-14 34.59 [19th of 92]
Economic activity > Men aged 15-19 68.34 [12th of 164]
Economic activity > Men aged 20-24 89.36 [25th of 166]
Economic activity > Men aged 25-29 96.8 [33rd of 165]
Economic activity > Men aged 30-34 97.41 [72nd of 165]
Economic activity > Men aged 35-39 97.53 [85th of 164]
Economic activity > Men aged 40-44 97.33 [60th of 163]
Economic activity > Men aged 45-49 96.75 [59th of 167]
Economic activity > Men aged 50-54 95.97 [30th of 165]
Economic activity > Men aged 55-59 94.47 [17th of 167]
Economic activity > Men aged 60-64 89.85 [19th of 165]
Economic activity > Men aged 65 plus 71.13 [19th of 162]
Economic activity > Women aged 10-14 33.08 [17th of 89]
Economic activity > Women aged 15-19 56.94 [21st of 164]
Economic activity > Women aged 20-24 69.66 [60th of 166]
Economic activity > Women aged 25-29 72.62 [72nd of 165]
Economic activity > Women aged 30-34 75.46 [71st of 167]
Economic activity > Women aged 35-39 76.02 [72nd of 165]
Economic activity > Women aged 40-44 77.5 [67th of 165]
Economic activity > Women aged 45-49 75.6 [57th of 161]
Economic activity > Women aged 50-54 72.23 [49th of 166]
Economic activity > Women aged 55-59 70.67 [21st of 167]
Economic activity > Women aged 60-64 65.9 [12th of 165]
Economic activity > Women aged 65 plus 53.25 [7th of 167]
Economically active children, female 25.27 % [17th of 34]
Economically active children, male 25.36 % [18th of 34]
Economically active children, study and work 58.39 % [22nd of 34]
Economically active children, study and work, female 50.54 % [24th of 34]
Economically active children, study and work, male 66.75 % [19th of 34]
Economically active children, total 25.31 % [17th of 34]
Economically active children, work only 41.61 % [13th of 34]
Economically active children, work only, female 49.46 % [11th of 33]
Economically active children, work only, male 33.25 % [16th of 34]
Female economic activity 69.7% [21st of 156]
Female economic activity growth 1% [100th of 156]
Firing cost > weeks of wages 8.7 weeks of wages [153rd of 164]
force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64 60.29 % [78th of 184]
force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64 86.64 % [36th of 184]
force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64 73.27 % [59th of 184]
force, female > % of total labor force 41.56 % [95th of 184]
force, total 657,713.4 [141st of 184]
force, total (per capita) 0.434 per capita [105th of 184]
Labor force 400,000 [6th of 132]
Labor force (per capita) 346,604.832 per million people [10th of 131]
Labor force > By occupation
agriculture 75%, industry, commerce, and services 19%, government 6%
Labor force > By occupation > Agriculture 75% [3rd of 32]
Labor force > By occupation > Industry 19% [3rd of 29]
Labor force > By occupation > Services 6% [5th of 29]
Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Date September 4, 2000
Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Minimum age 14 [136th of 146]
Parental leave > Paid maternity leave 12 weeks
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention > Ratifications > Date September 4, 2000
Rigidity of employment index 27 [120th of 166]
Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector > % of total nonagricultural employment 20.9 % [140th of 174]
skills > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint 1.74 % [17th of 38]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ 1,000,000 $ [141st of 149]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per $ GDP) 2.168 $ per $1,000 of GDP [92nd of 166]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per capita) 0.659 $ per 1,000 people [132nd of 167]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ 58,000,000 $ [117th of 156]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per $ GDP) 125.747 $ per $1,000 of GDP [20th of 165]
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per capita) 38.231 $ per capita [94th of 167]
Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ 56,693,390 BoP $ [71st of 115]
Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP) 122.915 BoP $ per $1 million of [15th of 142]
Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per capita) 37.37 BoP $ per 1,000 people [48th of 143]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Economic activity rate and economically active population, by sex, thirteen age groups, 1950-2010 (ILO estimates and projections) are data from the International Labour Union (ILO). Source details: ILO, Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, fourth edition, diskette database (Geneva, 1997). The latest set of estimates and projections covering the period 1950-2010 (4th edition) was released by ILO in December 1996. These data are updated every five-ten years by ILO and a new set of these data is in preparation; calculated on the basis of data on the economically active population and total population from ILO (International Labour Organization). 2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Minimum Age Convention, 1973 ; Wikipedia: Parental leave ; Wikipedia: Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Gambia, The, Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia, gambia

People
 

African countries by population density > area 11,300 [48th of 56]
African countries by population density > pop. dens. 129 [10th of 56]
African countries by population density > population 1,455,842 [43rd of 56]
Age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population 0.78 [44th of 185]
Age structure > 0-14 years 44.3 % [21st of 225]
Age structure > 0-14 years 44.5 [21st of 226]
Age structure > 0-14 years > Females 378,853 [134th of 225]
Age structure > 0-14 years > From total 43.9% [24th of 227]
Age structure > 0-14 years > Males 382,385 [135th of 225]
Age structure > 15-64 years 52.8 [208th of 226]
Age structure > 15-64 years 53 % [205th of 225]
Age structure > 15-64 years > Females 466,689 [147th of 225]
Age structure > 15-64 years > From total 53.4% [194th of 227]
Age structure > 15-64 years > Males 459,315 [147th of 225]
Age structure > 65 years and over 2.7 % [203rd of 225]
Age structure > 65 years and over > Females 23,919 [156th of 225]
Age structure > 65 years and over > From total 2.8% [190th of 227]
Age structure > 65 years and over > Males 24,303 [153rd of 225]
Birth rate 38.36 births/1,000 population [26th of 226]
Child Protection > Birth registration, % of rural 29 [45th of 52]
Child Protection > Birth registration, % of total 32 [50th of 56]
Child Protection > Birth registration, % of urban 37 [45th of 52]
Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of female 22 [25th of 46]
Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of male 23 [25th of 46]
Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of poorest 20% 29 [26th of 43]
Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of richest 20% 9 [31st of 43]
Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of rural 28 [24th of 42]
Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of total 22 [26th of 46]
Child Protection > Child labour 5-14 years, % of urban 10 [29th of 42]
CPIA social protection rating 2.5 [70th of 75]
Death rate 11.74 deaths/1,000 population [42nd of 226]
Education expenditures 2 % of GDP [29th of 55]
Female population > Age 10-14 103,134 [144th of 224]
Female population > Age 10-14 > % of the total 6.28 [32nd of 224]
Female population > Age 15-19 87,064 [146th of 224]
Female population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 5.3 [73rd of 224]
Female population > Age 20-24 72,397 [147th of 224]
Female population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 4.41 [109th of 224]
Female population > Age 25-29 61,242 [148th of 224]
Female population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 3.73 [128th of 224]
Female population > Age 30-34 51,111 [147th of 224]
Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 3.11 [171st of 224]
Female population > Age 35-39 42,446 [149th of 224]
Female population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 2.59 [183rd of 224]
Female population > Age 40-44 35,807 [150th of 224]
Female population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 2.18 [178th of 224]
Female population > Age 45-49 30,164 [152nd of 224]
Female population > Age 45-49 > % of the total 1.84 [172nd of 224]
Female population > Age 50-54 24,415 [153rd of 224]
Female population > Age 50-54 > % of the total 1.49 [181st of 224]
Female population > Age 55-59 19,321 [152nd of 224]
Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total 1.18 [180th of 224]
Female population > Age 60-64 14,192 [153rd of 224]
Female population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 0.86 [185th of 224]
Female population > Age 65-69 9,548 [157th of 224]
Female population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 0.58 [210th of 224]
Female population > Age 70-74 6,254 [160th of 224]
Female population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 0.38 [209th of 224]
Female population > Age 75-79 3,585 [165th of 224]
Female population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 0.22 [210th of 224]
Female population > Age 80-84 2,524 [165th of 224]
Female population > Age 80-84 > % of the total 0.15 [204th of 224]
Gender development 0.397 [132nd of 141]
Male population > Age 10-14 103,674 [144th of 224]
Male population > Age 10-14 > % of the total 6.32 [42nd of 224]
Male population > Age 15-19 87,240 [146th of 224]
Male population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 5.31 [85th of 224]
Male population > Age 20-24 71,966 [147th of 224]
Male population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 4.38 [124th of 224]
Male population > Age 25-29 60,642 [148th of 224]
Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 3.69 [150th of 224]
Male population > Age 30-34 50,404 [147th of 224]
Male population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 3.07 [193rd of 224]
Male population > Age 35-39 41,444 [150th of 224]
Male population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 2.52 [199th of 224]
Male population > Age 40-44 34,779 [152nd of 224]
Male population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 2.12 [187th of 224]
Male population > Age 45-49 28,874 [153rd of 224]
Male population > Age 45-49 > % of the total 1.76 [178th of 224]
Male population > Age 50-54 23,460 [153rd of 224]
Male population > Age 50-54 > % of the total 1.43 [168th of 224]
Male population > Age 55-59 18,708 [152nd of 224]
Male population > Age 55-59 > % of the total 1.14 [161st of 224]
Male population > Age 60-64 14,110 [152nd of 224]
Male population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 0.86 [159th of 224]
Male population > Age 65-69 9,982 [152nd of 224]
Male population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 0.61 [181st of 224]
Male population > Age 70-74 6,578 [154th of 224]
Male population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 0.4 [184th of 224]
Male population > Age 75-79 3,755 [156th of 224]
Male population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 0.23 [191st of 224]
Male population > Age 80-84 2,574 [159th of 224]
Male population > Age 80-84 > % of the total 0.16 [178th of 224]
Median age > Female 18 years [196th of 224]
Median age > Male 17.7 years [197th of 224]
Median age > Total 17.9 years [196th of 224]
Nationality > Adjective Gambian
Nationality > Noun Gambian(s)
Percentage living in rural areas. 74% [26th of 193]
Percentage living in urban areas 26% [176th of 199]
Persons per room 1.5 [12th of 60]
Population 1,735,464 [147th of 242]
Population > CIA Factbook 1,735,464 [147th of 240]
Population ages 0-14 > % of total 40.12 % [45th of 185]
Population ages 15-64 > % of total 56.15 % [139th of 185]
Population ages 65 and above > % of total 3.73 % [124th of 185]
Population growth > annual % 2.63 annual % [25th of 195]
Population growth rate 2.724% [27th of 235]
Population in 2015 1,889 [144th of 225]
Population, female > % of total 50.4 % [97th of 190]
Projected population growth 195.18% [9th of 141]
Rights of the Child Convention > Ratification Dates 8 Aug 1990
Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories 5 Feb 1990
Rural population 699,373.4 [140th of 193]
Rural population (per capita) 0.461 per capita [92nd of 194]
Rural population growth > annual % 0.57 annual % [83rd of 193]
Sex ratio > 15-64 years 0.98 [154th of 223]
Sex ratio > 15-64 years 0.98 male(s)/female [143rd of 224]
Sex ratio > 65 years and over 1.02 male(s)/female [16th of 223]
Sex ratio > At birth 1.03 male(s)/female [168th of 223]
Sex ratio > Total population 1 male(s)/female [78th of 224]
Sex ratio > Under 15 years 1.01 male(s)/female [187th of 224]
Total fertility rate 5.13 children born/woman [30th of 225]
Total Population 1,641,564 [147th of 227]
Total population > Age 10-14 206,808 [144th of 224]
Total population > Age 10-14 > % of the total 12.6 [35th of 224]
Total population > Age 15-19 174,304 [146th of 224]
Total population > Age 15-19 > % of the total 10.62 [78th of 224]
Total population > Age 20-24 144,363 [147th of 224]
Total population > Age 20-24 > % of the total 8.79 [118th of 224]
Total population > Age 25-29 121,884 [148th of 224]
Total population > Age 25-29 > % of the total 7.42 [142nd of 224]
Total population > Age 30-34 101,515 [147th of 224]
Total population > Age 30-34 > % of the total 6.18 [183rd of 224]
Total population > Age 35-39 83,890 [149th of 224]
Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total 5.11 [195th of 224]
Total population > Age 40-44 70,586 [150th of 224]
Total population > Age 40-44 > % of the total 4.3 [187th of 224]
Total population > Age 45-49 59,038 [152nd of 224]
Total population > Age 45-49 > % of the total 3.6 [179th of 224]
Total population > Age 50-54 47,875 [153rd of 224]
Total population > Age 50-54 > % of the total 2.92 [170th of 224]
Total population > Age 55-59 38,029 [152nd of 224]
Total population > Age 55-59 > % of the total 2.32 [171st of 224]
Total population > Age 60-64 28,302 [152nd of 224]
Total population > Age 60-64 > % of the total 1.72 [174th of 224]
Total population > Age 65-69 19,530 [154th of 224]
Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total 1.19 [194th of 224]
Total population > Age 70-74 12,832 [156th of 224]
Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total 0.78 [199th of 224]
Total population > Age 75-79 7,340 [162nd of 224]
Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total 0.45 [200th of 224]
Total population > Age 80-84 5,098 [164th of 224]
Total population > Age 80-84 > % of the total 0.31 [193rd of 224]
Total Population > Female 821,891 [148th of 227]
Total Population > Male 819,673 [147th of 227]
Urban population 817,705.6 [143rd of 195]
Urban population (per capita) 0.539 per capita [103rd of 196]
Urban population growth > annual % 4.43 annual % [17th of 195]
Urbanization 31 [171st of 204]
Urbanization in 1975 17% [136th of 164]
Urbanization in 2015 40.5% [129th of 164]
Women > Adult literacy rate females as a % of males 68 [116th of 144]
Women > Antenatal care coverage % 91 [58th of 133]
Women > Contraceptive prevalence % 10 [157th of 170]
Women > Life expectancy females as a % of males 104 [143rd of 173]
Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted 540 [43rd of 166]
Women > Skilled attendant at delivery % 55 [136th of 172]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: List of African countries by population density ; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; UNICEF; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center ; Human Development Reports, United Nations 2002; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2003 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights. Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations are made by the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat and published every two years. These estimates and projections are based on national census or survey data that have been evaluated and, whenever necessary, adjusted for deficiencies and inconsistencies; United Nations Secretariat and United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Compendium of Human Settlement Statistics 2001 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.01.XVII.5), Compendium of Human Settlement Statistics 1995 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.95.XVII.11) and United Nations, Compendium of Human Settlements Statistics 1983 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E/F.84.XVII.5); World Development Indicators database and CIA World Factbook; Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: http://esa.un.org/unpp; Population Reference Bureau, 2001 World Population Data Sheet, Washington, DC: PRB, 2001. via ciesin.org; The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; The Office of the High Commissioner for Human RIghts; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center Spanish Statistical Institute; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights (ESA/P/WP.173, 20 March 2002); UN (United Nations). 2002. World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Gambia, The, Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia, gambia

Mortality
 

Death rate, crude > per 1,000 people 11.27 per 1,000 people [52nd of 195]
rate, adult, female > per 1,000 female adults 281.28 per 1,000 female adults [43rd of 185]
rate, adult, male > per 1,000 male adults 320.38 per 1,000 male adults [48th of 185]
rate, infant > per 1,000 live births 96.6 per 1,000 live births [21st of 187]
rate, under-5 > per 1,000 137 per 1,000 [24th of 187]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Gambia, The, Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia, gambia

Immigration
 

immigrant population > Immigrants as percentage of state population 15.29 [29th of 195]
immigrant population > Number of immigrants 232,000 [90th of 195]
immigrant population > Percentage of total number of immigrants in the world >0.5%
International migration stock > % of population 15.28 % [38th of 205]
International migration stock, total 231,739 [92nd of 205]
Net migration 31,127 [52nd of 180]
Net migration (per capita) 20.518 per 1 million people [23rd of 185]
Net migration rate 0.61 migrant(s)/1,000 populati [65th of 225]
Refugee population by country or territory of asylum 7,330 [69th of 151]
Refugee population by country or territory of asylum (per capita) 4,831.653 per 1 million people [25th of 162]
Refugees 10,300 [59th of 110]
Refugees (per capita) 6.45768 per 1,000 people [30th of 110]
Refugees > Convention on refugees 7 Sep 1966 d
Refugees > Outflow 1,000 [71st of 76]
Refugees > Outflow (per capita) 0.626959 per 1,000 people [37th of 76]
Refugees > US applications 21 [32nd of 64]
Refugees > US applications (per capita) 0.0131661 per 1,000 people [24th of 63]
Refugees and internally displaced persons > Refugees (country of origin) 5,955 (Sierra Leone)
US visa lottery winners 65 US visa lottery winners [86th of 178]
US visa lottery winners (per capita) 40.7523 US visa lottery winners [46th of 176]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: List of countries by immigrant population ; World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; United Nations Treaty Collection; UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). 2002. Correspondence on refugees and internally displaced persons. February. Geneva.; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; US Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Gambia, The, Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia, gambia

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