Gambia

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
RegionAfrica
Capital CityBanjul
Government Typepresidential republic
Official LanguagesEnglish
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)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking155
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Industry,Tourism.
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oil, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Animal or vegetable fats and oils, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Man-made filaments, strip and the like of man-made textile materials, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts
Major Exports to IndiaMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Articles of iron or steel, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Cereals, Plastics and articles thereof, Iron and steel, Pharmaceutical products, Ceramic products, Man-made filaments, strip, Sugars and sugar confectionery
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Cereals, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Electrical machinery and equipment, Animal or vegetable fats and oils, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Articles of iron or steel, Iron and steel
Major Imports from IndiaEdible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit , Iron and steel, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, Lac, gums, resins, Animal or vegetable fats and oils, Preparations of meat, of fish, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Preparations of cereals, flour,
Foreign Relations
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.
Bordering NationsSenegal
Member of(African Union), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Ram Mohan
Honorary Consul General
Honorary Consulate General of India, Banjul
1st Floor, Kripa House, Fajara M Section, Off Kairaba Avenue, PO Box No.2389, Serekunda KSMD
Email: rammohan@gamtel.gm
Phone: 00-220-4397741, 4393628 (O), 4495771 (R), +9965771 (M)
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Ms Jainaba Jagne
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of the Republic of the Gambia
B19 Vasant Marg Vasant Vihar New Delhi 110057 India
Email: gamembdel@hotmail.com
Phone: (+91) 11 4612 0472 / 3

 

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