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About Gambia

Gambia is also known as The Gambia and officially known as the Republic of The Gambia is a West African Country that is a small stretch within Senegal across the river of Gambia.

The Gambia has a Market Based Economy that is predominantly agricultural.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityBanjul
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish,French
CurrencyGambian dalasi, GMD
Phone Code +220
Important CitiesAbuko, Bakau, Banjul, Bansang, Basse Santa Su, Brikama, Brufut, Farafenni, Gimara Bakadaji, Gunjur, Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Jufureh, Kalagi, Kanilai, Kerewan, Kololi, Kuntaur, Lamin
National DayIndependence Day (Feb-18)
GDP (nominal)USD 2.388 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking156
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Industry,Tourism.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsSenegal
Member of(African Union), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsFisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Wood and Pulp, Fruits and Nuts, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Electrical Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Machinery & Appliances, Retail & Fmcg Products, Silk & Textiles, Gems & Jewellery, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Aviation Vehicles, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Cosmetics and Accessories
Major ImportsSilk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Household Items & Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Ceramic Products, Spices, Pharmaceutical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.209 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 1.483 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 1.274 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between The Gambia and India totaled US$90.90 million in 2015–16, declining by 17.08% from the previous fiscal year. India exported $59.54 million worth of goods to The Gambia, and imported $31.35 million. The main commodities exported by India to The Gambia are cotton yarn, fabrics and made-ups, cosmetics, toiletries, drugs and pharmaceuticals, and semi-finished iron and steel products. The major commodities imported by India from The Gambia are raw cashew and cotton.
Major Exports to IndiaFruits and Nuts, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Household Items & Products, Machinery & Appliances, Toys and Games, Other Products, Art and Antiques, Cosmetics and Accessories, Retail & Fmcg Products, Cereals & Pulses
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Silk & Textiles, Pharmaceutical Products, Ceramic Products, Plastics and Products, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Fashion and Apparel, Household Items & Products, Books and Papers, Cosmetics and Accessories, Animal Meat and Food Preperations
India's Imports ValueUSD 51.15 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 122.6 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 71.45 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for GambiaHonorary Consulate General of India (under Embassy of India in Senegal)
H.E.Ram Mohan
Honorary Consul General
C/o Comafrique Limited, Oyster Creek, Denton Bridge (Next to GGC factory), PO Box 2389 Serrekunda PO, Banjul, The Gambia
220 8600843

Embassy of India
H.E. Dinkar Asthana
Honourable Ambassador
5 Avenue Carde,BP 398, Dakar,Senegal

00-221-338495875 , 00-221-338495875

Embassy Details of Gambia in IndiaGambia
High Commission of the Republic of the Gambia
H.E. Mr. Mustapha Jawara
High Commissioner
68, Poorvi Marg (Ground Floor)Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-46120472, 46120473 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Gambia in Mumbai
H.E. Mr Rajinder Uttam chand Miglani
Honorary Consul