Official name: Republic of The Gambia
Area: 11.295 sq. km
Official languages: English
Other languages: Wolof, Mandinka
Population: 1, 883, 051 million (est.2013)
Religions: Muslim (85%), Christian and Indigenous Beliefs (15%)
Independence day: 18 February 1965 from the UK
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President is both the Chief of State and the Head of Government. The President is elected by simple majority popular vote for a 5-year term (no term limits).
Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly. Members are elected by simple majority vote for a 5-year term.
Judicial: The Supreme Court and the High Court of Justice are the highest courts. The Special Penal Tribunal, Muslim Courts, District courts are subordinate courts.
Foreign policy: Gambia is a member of UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIL, UNOCI, WTO, UPU, WCO, FSM, OMS, OMPI, WMO, etc.
GDP: 917 million USD
Main economic resources: fish, clay, silica sand, titanium, pewter, zircon, groundnuts, etc.
Major Trading Partners: India, France, UK, China, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Brazil.
Mixed legal system of common law, customary law and Islamic law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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