The Gambia, which occupies a narrow strip of land on either side of the Gambia River, is the smallest country on the African mainland. With an area of 10,689 square kilometres and a population of 1.9 million (2013), it is also among the continent's most densely-populated. The Gambia's official language is English. The country's capital, Banjul, is located on St Mary's Island, near the mouth of the Gambia River.
The Gambia's economy is dominated by agriculture, fisheries and tourism.
The Gambia is a member of the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States.
Australia's Ambassador to The Gambia is resident in Abuja, Nigeria. The Gambia's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, resident in Riyadh, is accredited to Australia.
Economic and trade information
- Travel advice for The Gambia
- Before you travel:
- Assistance to Australian travellers: Consular Services Charter
Heads of Government
Embassies and consulates
- The Australian High Commission in Nigeria is responsible for The Gambia