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Almost an enclave, Gambia is the smallest country on the African continent, literally surrounded by Senegal, except for a small limited coastline along the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Spread over a 10,500 square kilometer area, regions of Gambia are mostly situated on either sides of the Gambia River which dedicatedly bisects the country to the north and south. Gambia topography is mostly consisting of flood plains flanked by some low hills with its highest point situated just about 53 meters above mean sea level. Predominantly dominated by a Muslim population, Gambia gained independence from the British in 1965.
Featuring and agrarian economy, farming, fishing and tourist are the only industrial activities guiding the growth and development of these regions. Increasingly becoming a popular holiday destination for the northern Europeans, Gambia, offering a balanced blend of beautiful thick forests, swamps and beaches at affordable costs, regularly receives scores of chartered flights from various destinations worldwide.