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The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2011.


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Transportation

Airports World Ranking: 218
1 (2012)

Airports - with paved runways
Total 1
Over 3,047 m 1 (2012)

Roadways World Ranking: 159
Total 3,742 km
Paved 723 km
Unpaved 3,019 km (2004)

Waterways World Ranking: 89
390 km (on River Gambia; small ocean-going vessels can reach 190 km) (2010)

Merchant marine World Ranking: 130
Total 4
By type
Passenger/cargo 3, petroleum tanker 1 (2010)

Ports and terminals
Banjul


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The Gambia (Banjul):
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GPS points from The Gambia (Banjul)

square Fonkoi Kunda Lower River Division

square Tuba Central River Division

square Bantanto Ker Oldi Central River Division

square Kata Forest Park Central River Division

square Nema Central River Division

square Fulladu East Upper River

square Dasalami North Bank Division

square Dumbutu Lower River Division




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