Gambia was a British colony for two hundred years – from 1765 until 1965!
The residents of Gambia enjoy a tropical climate with 2 seasons. The hot, rainy season is June to November and the cooler, dry season is November to May.
The official language of Gambia is English, although Mandinka, Wolof and Fula are also spoken here.
In Gambia, business deals are apparently based on relationships and trust, rather than salesmanship.
Allegedly, no area of Gambia is populated by a single ethnic group.
During elections, Gambians vote using a stone in a private booth; they are presented with holes in the ground marked with each candidate, they drop the stone in the hole they choose and done! Very eco-friendly, saves on paper!
The Gambian Dalasi is the official currency here.
Gambia grows peanuts, rice, sorghum and millet, rears cattle, sheep and goats and catches fish.
Its industry consists of tourism, fish, processing peanuts, beverages and agricultural machinery assembly.
Gambia also exports fish, peanut products, palm kernels and cotton lint.
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