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Education

 

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Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 2.04 % of GNI [148th of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 2.3 [95th of 100]
Children out of school, primary 53,369 [48th of 126]
Children out of school, primary (per capita) 39,339.247 per 1,000 people [23rd of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 29,771 [44th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 21,944.738 per 1,000 people [23rd of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 23,598 [48th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 17.395 per 1,000 people [26th of 148]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [112nd of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 6 [124th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 178,288 [128th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.128 per capita [65th of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 60,221 [131st of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 43.098 per 1,000 people [136th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 1,169 [122nd of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 0.947 per 1,000 people [115th of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 49.3% [19th of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 40.61% [148th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 22.67% [107th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 78% [117th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 78% [115th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 77% [117th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 2.1% [96th of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 8.9% [76th of 85]
Education spending (% of GDP) 2.8% [114th of 132]
Education spending (% of total government expenditure) 8.9% [91st of 96]
Education spending (% Primary) 54.7% [15th of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 21.1% [100th of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 14% [86th of 108]
Education, primary completion rate 54 [113rd of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 62 [105th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 46 [112nd of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 34.8% [105th of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 7.37 % [44th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 9.08 % [45th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 238.01 % [8th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 47.6% [131st of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 41.2% [146th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 69.631 [101st of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 1.06 [7th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.82 [144th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 0.23 [130th of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 44.6 [83rd of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 99.09 % [83rd of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 87.04 % [134th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 93.03 % [123rd of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 59.9% [4th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 52.5% [4th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 66.9% [14th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 505,000 [74th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 351.256 per 1,000 people [6th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 217,300 [69th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 151.145 per 1,000 people [5th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 287,600 [75th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 200.042 per 1,000 people [9th of 138]
Library books 2,000 [80th of 81]
Library books (per capita) 1.25392 per 1,000 people [77th of 81]
Library members 1,500 [64th of 68]
Library members (per capita) 0.940439 per 1,000 people [55th of 68]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 32.8% [145th of 157]
Literacy > Male 47.8% [153rd of 156]
Literacy > Total population 40.1% [157th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 19.74 % [112nd of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 31.65 % [120th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 25.59 % [120th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 34.1 % [112nd of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 50.48 % [121st of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 42.19 % [118th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 33.8% [134th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 41.5% [135th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 26.3% [125th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 47.06 % [62nd of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 46.68 % [58th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 47.45 % [59th of 93]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 45.84 % [108th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 61.59 % [101st of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 53.73 % [109th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [68th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 174,836 [121st of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.118 per capita [80th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 51.14 % female [1st of 175]
Primary education, teachers 4,956 [113rd of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 3.354 per 1,000 people [111st of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 34.54 % female [128th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 54% [18th of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 2 [115th of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 28.7 [35th of 131]
Progression to secondary level 32 [93rd of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 82.35 % [70th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 81.1 % [71st of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 83.26 % [66th of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 2.02 % [64th of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 8.95 % [76th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 13.5 [66th of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 29 [24th of 123]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 265.9 [15th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 35.28 [34th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 69.2 [88th of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 37.5 [34th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 24.2 [30th of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 23.46 [123rd of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 105.69 [4th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 82.64 [128th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 96.94 % [99th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 67.55 % [105th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 9.69 % [37th of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 9.16 % [33rd of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 10.25 % [36th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 10.6 [42nd of 143]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 18.24 % gross [113rd of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 18.5 % gross [109th of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 17.99 % gross [111st of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 81.41 % gross [154th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 72.84 % net [113rd of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 83.68 % gross [147th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 69.66 % net [109th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 79.17 % gross [157th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 75.99 % net [107th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 2.6 % [99th of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 46.76 % gross [123rd of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 44.82 % net [84th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 42.31 % gross [121st of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 40.53 % net [86th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 51.19 % gross [123rd of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 49.1 % net [82nd of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 39.06 % [16th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 1.2 % gross [125th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 0.46 % gross [121st of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 1.95 % gross [118th of 137]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 7 years [18th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 7 years [15th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 7 years [18th of 93]
Schools connected to the Internet > % 13 % [13th of 39]
Scientific and technical journal articles 17 [119th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 84,768 [123rd of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.057 per 1,000 people [116th of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 85,181 [116th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.058 per capita [119th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 45.17 % female [113rd of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 2,035 [111st of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 1.377 per 1,000 people [121st of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 14.25 % female [114th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 413 [134th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 0.279 per 1,000 people [140th of 183]
Spending on teaching materials 5.7 [7th of 30]
Tertiary enrollment 1.7% [136th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 57.81 % [49th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 83.42 % [28th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 68.93 % [33rd of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.63 [114th of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

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

Health
 

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% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 90 [97th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 90 [57th of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 90 [87th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 90 [100th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 99 [31st of 153]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 35 [108th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 37 [126th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 41 [137th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 53 [109th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 62 [118th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 80 [120th of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [17th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 8 [56th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 75 [12th of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health Yes
Access to sanitation 91% [50th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 115.82 births [24th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 75 % [10th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 33.76 per 1,000 people [39th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 54.7 % [56th of 76]
Births with health staff 51% [84th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 460 [65th of 80]
Children living with AIDS (per capita) 0.288401 per 1,000 people [41st of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 4% [51st of 95]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 18 % [10th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 79 [49th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 37.8 % [27th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 62% [117th of 147]
Drug access 80% [81st of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 18.5 $ [161st of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 4.96 % [9th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 1.84 % [148th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 6.8 % [71st of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 23 % [27th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 40.6% [9th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 57.89 % [32nd of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 4.4 births per woman [36th of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 50.5 [146th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 48.5 [146th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 49.5 [145th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 1.2% [46th of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 600 [69th of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 417.334 per million people [45th of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 6,800 [72nd of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 4.73 per 1,000 people [48th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 1.6 [42nd of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 1.6 [42nd of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 5,000 [60th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 0.61 per 1,000 people [142nd of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 88 % [117th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 84 % [124th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 53 % [110th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 46 % [99th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 72 % [112nd of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 82 % [110th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 77 % [93rd of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 95 % [110th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 242.41 per 100,000 people [38th of 200]
Infant mortality rate 73.48 [31st of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 62.18 deaths/1,000 live births [35th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 75.07 deaths/1,000 live births [28th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 68.72 deaths/1,000 live births [29th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 27.55% [40th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 56.9 years [187th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 53.06 years [188th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 54.95 years [188th of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 58.16 years [137th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 55.49 years [139th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 56.79 years [138th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 59 [150th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 56 [147th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 57 [149th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk very high
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases
dengue fever, malaria, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and yellow fever
Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease schistosomiasis
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet 42 [6th of 35]
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a treated bednet 15 [3rd of 28]
Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs 55 [16th of 34]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 17,340 [7th of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 15 % [4th of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 19.2 % [34th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 17.2 % [31st of 63]
Measles immunization 88 [82nd of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 54 [29th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 26 [68th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 8 [106th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 19 [79th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 17 [63rd of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 4 [54th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 9 [42nd of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 91 [23rd of 57]
Oral rehydration rate % 27 [26th of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 64.3% [152nd of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 68.2 % [149th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 37 [142nd of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 83 [146th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.11 per 1,000 people [50th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 22 % [50th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 27 % [31st of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 90.8 % [19th of 62]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 2.44 % [33rd of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 29 % [30th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 55.4% [49th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 90 per 1,000 people [54th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 40.5% [19th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 39.6% [141st of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 34.2% [143rd of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 68.22 (est)
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 4.4 % [5th of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 38.5 % [4th of 42]
Spending > Per person 13 [113rd of 133]
Spending > Private 1.9 [80th of 141]
Spending > Public 2.3% (1999)
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 1.5 [108th of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 34 [77th of 115]
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 171 [97th of 106]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 17.8 [99th of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 7.3% [59th of 185]
Total fertility rate 4.7 [39th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 283 [10th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 69.4 % [65th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 96% [58th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 85.91 % [48th of 171]
Water availability 6,140 cubic meters [80th of 169]
Women circumcised 0.5 [24th of 27]
Women circumcised (per capita) 0.00031348 per 1,000 people [7th of 27]
Women circumcised share 0.5% [24th of 27]


SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; Unicef (1994)

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

Sports
 

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1970 British Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 22 [4th of 24]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 203 [159th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 127.273 per 1 million people [70th of 197]
International Cricket Council members > Affiliate Members > Member Since 2002


SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1970 British Commonwealth Games ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); Wikipedia: List of International Cricket Council members

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

Food
 

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beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 60.11 % [9th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 78.41 % [6th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 37.73 % [1st of 155]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

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

Language
 

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English status
Official language. Bible 1535-1989.
English-speaking population > First language 1,000 47th of 62]
English-speaking population > Total 1,000 [87th of 99]
Languages
English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 37.8 [168th of 174]


SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

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


2) Religion
 

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Catholic > Diocesan priests 13 [120th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.00815047 per 1,000 people [100th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 1 [144th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000626959 per 1,000 people [93rd of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 56 [98th of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.0351097 per 1,000 people [65th of 147]
Catholic > Religious Priests 12 [123rd of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.00752351 per 1,000 people [100th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 25 [122nd of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.015674 per 1,000 people [100th of 148]
Catholics 33,000 [120th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 2.1 [105th of 150]
Islam > Number of Muslim 1,520,000 [51st of 67]
Islam > Percentage 89.902% [25th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 90% [27th of 168]
Islam > Population 1,433,930 [65th of 165]
Islam > Shia 30,400 [57th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 2 % [54th of 67]
Islam > Sunni 1,489,600 [48th of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 98 % [16th of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 90 % [13th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 167 [155th of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 0.0946708 per 1,000 people [155th of 177]
Muslim 95 % [21st of 66]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 111,528 [110th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 7 % [79th of 163]
Religions
Muslim 90%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 2%
Religions > All
Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%
Religions > Muslim 90 % [18th of 100]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 2.1 % [119th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 33,458 [137th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 652 [160th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 4,087.774 per 10 million people [134th of 222]


SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

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


3) Media
 

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Average cost of local call 0.05 [98th of 151]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 1 [59th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita) 0.81 per million people [53rd of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation 1 [58th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history 2 [74th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history (per capita) 1.733 per million people [65th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature 1 [60th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature (per capita) 0.81 per million people [55th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences 1 [56th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences (per capita) 0.81 per million people [47th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences 6 [58th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita) 4.861 per million people [52nd of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 10 [62nd of 80]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita) 8.102 per million people [58th of 79]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 9.41 % [115th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 2.22 % [133rd of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 1.7 per 1,000 people [83rd of 89]
DVD region 5 [57th of 171]
E-Government rating 32 [167th of 182]
Fax machines 0.76 per 1,000 people [72nd of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 192.13 per 1,000 people [106th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes C5A - C5Z
Households with television > % 12.37 % [120th of 160]
International dialling code 220
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 22,364,660 min. [142nd of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 18.733 min. per capita [110th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 6,600,000 $ [83rd of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 15.792 $ per $1,000 of GDP [33rd of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 4.865 $ per capita [69th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 247,478 [135th of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 163.128 per 1 million people [110th of 201]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 2,000 [89th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 1.62 per 1,000 people [84th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 1 [104th of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.81 per million people [72nd of 104]
Number of PCs 23 [147th of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.082 per $10 million of GDP [88th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.144 per 10,000 people [129th of 169]
Personal computers 23,000 [135th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 15.565 per 1 million people [120th of 171]
Phone subscribers 67.4 [129th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 70 % [77th of 108]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 3.89 $/month [135th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 3, FM 2, shortwave 0
Radio receivers 196,000 [160th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.164 per capita [132nd of 182]
Radios 196,000 [159th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 122.884 per 1,000 people [173rd of 212]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 12.26 % [98th of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 72900000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 8.07 % GDP [7th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 594400000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 1.81 $ [48th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 4,515.602 $ per $1 trillion of GD [7th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 1,224.905 $ per 1 million people [21st of 178]
Telephone employees, total 1,114 [113rd of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.797 per 1,000 people [93rd of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 76 per 100 mainlines [33rd of 134]
Telephone mainlines 44,000 [123rd of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 29.003 per 1,000 people [110th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 291,478 [123rd of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.183 per 1,000 people [108th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 124.19 [107th of 191]
Telephone system > Domestic
adequate network of microwave radio relay and open-wire; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity reached 50 telephones per 100 persons in 2007
Telephone system > General assessment
adequate; a packet switched data network is available; two mobile-cellular service providers
Telephone system > International
country code - 220; microwave radio relay links to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Telephones > Main lines in use 76,400 [109th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 45.251 per 1,000 people [97th of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 795,900 [125th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 471.404 per 1,000 people [93rd of 185]
Television broadcast stations 1 [69th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.838 per million people [50th of 67]
Television receivers 4,000 [177th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 3.351 per 1,000 people [173rd of 179]
Television standard > VHF PAL I
Televisions 5,000 [195th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 3.1348 per 1,000 people [205th of 209]


SOURCES
Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Tenlab May 2002

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

Internet
 

New Page 1
Broadband subscribers 71 [113rd of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 46.8 per 1 million people [105th of 146]
Country code .gm
Hosts 320 [168th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 184.389 per million people [168th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 9 Mbps [80th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 19.513 Mbps per $1 trillion of [45th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 5.932 Mbps per 1 billion peop [69th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 2 [167th of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.00125392 per 1,000 people [121st of 215]
ISP 2 [26th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 1,474.236 per billion people [17th of 127]
Livejournal users 13 [222nd of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 17.78 $/month [111st of 180]
Secure Internet servers 1 [174th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.659 per 1 million people [134th of 189]
TLD .gm
Users 100,200 [122nd of 190]
Users (per capita) 59.348 per 1,000 people [120th of 184]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

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


4) Tourism

Right Now
With miles of coastal beaches and the Gambia River running through the country’s entirety, Gambia is one of the most beautiful and peaceful lands in Africa. As the continent’s smallest nation, with fewer than 1.5 million residents, Gambia can be known intimately in no time. Visit the Albert Market in Gambia’s capital, Banjul, and stay for a few days at an oceanside hotel in Fajara. Explore the tributaries of the Gambia River on a fishing safari, and see the monkeys and birds in the Abuko Nature Reserve.
The sun shines year-round in Gambia. If you’re traveling to the African continent, make sure you book an excursion to this amazing country.

The Top 10: What to Do in Gambia
1. Banjul: The capital of Gambia is located on St. Mary’s Island, at the mouth of the Gambia River. Albert Market is the place for trinkets, including jewelry, local crafts, and clothing; but if souvenir shopping’s not up your alley, go for some visual exploration instead. MacCarthy Square is home to some great 19th-century colonial architecture, and we recommend the National Museum, too. You can take a taxi to the coastal resorts, or, if you have time and want to explore the local waterways, hop into one of the small motorboats called pirogues and see the wildlife of Oyster Creek.
2. Serekunda: Touted as “the unofficial capital of Gambia,” Serekunda is about four kilometers inland from the coast and is worth a day’s visit. This city is the country’s largest and provides the best glimpse into the daily life of a Gambian. Visit the market on the city’s main street, and sip some pints at a local bar. For a memorable event, we recommend watching the traditional wrestling matches, called boreh, which occur frequently in public areas; ask a local t for his advice on when and where to watch the next match.
3. Bakau’s Crocodile Pool and Botanical Gardens: The Kachikally Crocodile Pool is a sacred spot for many local people, similar to the Ganges in India, and has been used for public bathing for generations. Do not be surprised if you see people coming to pray and bathe in the water during your visit. About a hundred 100 crocodiles reside in the pool, and having grown accustomed to the presence of people, they allow brave visitors to pet them. Approach the seemingly docile crocodiles at your own risk!
Also in Bakau, the cliff-top botanical gardens are a great place to visit during the early morning, when the gardens are shady and cool. Nearby, you can watch fishing boats bring their day’s catch to the shore or walk through the foliage and admire the many colorful birds that live in the treetops.
4. Wassu Stone Circles: Believed to be a burial site constructed over a thousand years ago, the Wassu Stone Circles are located in Central Gambia. Hundreds of these stone circles can be found throughout region. Visit the site’s museum, and learn about the human bones, weapons, pottery, and other artifacts discovered at the site.
5. The Coastal Beaches: There is a reason why the coast of Gambia is popular with tourists: it is located on some of Africa’s most beautiful beaches. (Come on: you deserve a chance to relax, right?) Spend the day on the beach and go swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening visit a local restaurant, and have a good night’s sleep in one of the cozy hotels. Everything is within a few minutes’ walking distance, so it’s easy to enjoy the beach and get back to your room without effort. For more information about the coastal resorts, visit our page on Fajara.
6. Abuko Nature Reserve: Teeming with monkeys, birds, and more, the Abuko Nature Reserve is one of the finest such sites in western Africa. Because it’s the most visited tourist attraction in Gambia, you will have plenty of company when you make the trip. The animal orphanage is one of our favorite sites, home to a large group of hyenas and birds.
7. Gambia River: Running through the entirety of the country, the Gambia River is 700 miles (1,126.5 kilometers) long and stretches all the way to northern Guinea. Although you don’t have to leave land to take in river views in Banjul, we recommend a boat ride up the river to explore more of its staggering beauty. Birds, crocodiles, and hippos are frequently observed during these trips; you can even go on a fishing safari. Ask your hotel staff for their recommendation of a reputable river tour organization.
8. Bintang Bolong: The largest tributary of the Gambia River, Bintang Bolong is home to a complex of lodges built on stilts above the water among the mangrove trees. The lodges offer daily boat trips—good to consider if you’re traveling with a group; they offer a great opportunity to get away from the larger towns of Gambia and relax by the water.
9. Bijilo Forest Park: This small rain forest nature reserve is just south of the coastal resorts. You can see more than a hundred species of birds, as well as four different primate species, as you walk through the park. Be wary of the monkeys, though, as they are given to stealing food. We recommend hiring one of the park guides to show you around the area.
10. Tanji: If you want to see a small, authentic fishing village, we’d recommend making a trip to Tanji. It’s located south of the coastal resorts; you can come for a day and see fish smoking houses, the local market, and fishermen hard at work. The Tanji Village Museum is built in the local fashion and is worth a look. Conveniently, the Tanji River Bird Reserve is also nearby: with an assortment of environments, it’s a great place to see more than 300 varieties of birds. Visitors sometimes also spot turtles, seals, and (if they’re lucky) whales in the surrounding waters.

When to Go
Gambia sees sunshine year-round, but it has a rainy season (June through September), during which the country’s lush foliage and the rushing water of the Gambia River are at their finest. We prefer to visit between November and June, when almost no rain falls and temperatures are lower.

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