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    The Gambia Geography - 1989

      Total area: 11,300 km2
      land area: 10,000 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than twice the size of Delaware

      Land boundary: 740 km with Senegal

      Coastline: 80 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Continental shelf: not specific
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: short section of boundary with Senegal is indefinite

      Climate: tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)

      Terrain: flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills

      Natural resources: fish

      Land use: 16% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 9% meadows and pastures; 20% forest and woodland; 55% other; includes 3% irrigated

      Environment: deforestation

      Note: almost an enclave of Senegal; smallest country on the continent of Africa

      NOTE: The information regarding The Gambia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of The Gambia Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about The Gambia Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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