The Gambia is a state of West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, and forming a strip of land some forty kilometers wide on either side of the lower reaches of The Gambia River.
It has a common border with Senegal. With an area of 11.295 km2, the country has a population of 1.84 million (2012). The capital of The Gambia is Banjul (population 34 000); other major cities are Brikama (population 77 700), Bakau (population 43 000) and Frafenni (population 30 000). Administratively, the country consists of 5 divisions (Central River, Lower River, North Bank, Upper River, Western) and city (Banjul).