The Gambia is a small, beautiful, and welcoming country on the coastline of West Africa. It’s also one of the most exciting in terms of economic growth and business opportunities.
Surrounded to the north, east and south by Senegal, this long, slender tropical paradise faces the Atlantic Ocean to the west, on what is known as ‘the sunshine coast’. Its main river, also named The Gambia, is approximately 700 miles long, and travels from the sea at Banjul across nearly the entire length of the country. The current population is estimated at 1.7 million.
As well as “The River’, the country’s most notable features include several stunning beaches, a number of protected nature reserves, and popular shopping markets.
The Gambia is often called ‘the gateway to West Africa’, as it’s easy to reach from America, Canada, and just six hours flight from the UK. Most recently, a new national carrier for the country, Gambia Bird Airlines Ltd, began flying into London Gatwick for the first time, forging a dynamic link between the two countries as well as the rest of the continent.
The Gambia enjoys almost uninterrupted sunshine, which has contributed to its successful tourist industry. Visitors are attracted by its rich culture, diverse scenery, and its welcoming people. There is a high standard of hotels and holiday apartments in The Gambia. Visitors can choose from a range of memorable excursions, including village and coastline tours, river cruising, bird watching, fishing and horse riding. You can search for holiday lettings at http://www.gambia.com/property/holiday.php or places to stay here http://www.gambia.com/category.php?url=hotels-lodges-in-gambia
Over the past few decades, The Gambia and its capital Banjul in particular has become a dynamic business hub, attracting investment from both within the country and all over the world. This has been made possible due to its steady growth and stability since President Jammeh became President in 1994. The government invested heavily in the country’s infrastructure, including its electricity, water and roads. It has also encouraged investment in manufacturing, property and the financial services industry, and has made improvements to education and health.
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The Republic of The Gambia, commonly known as The Gambia, or Gambia is a country in West Africa. The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa, bordered to the north, east, and south by Senegal, with a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
The country is situated around the Gambia River, the nations namesake, which flows through the countrys centre and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is almost 10,500 km² with an estimated population of 1,700,000.
On 18 February 1965, The Gambia was granted independence from the United Kingdom and joined The Commonwealth. Banjul is The Gambias capital, but the largest conurbation is Serekunda. The Gambia shares historical roots with many other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the key factor in the placing and keeping of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese and later by the British. Since gaining independence in 1965, Gambia has enjoyed political stability.
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|Information taken from GCCI Directory 2009-2010.For more information visit www.gambiachamber.com|