THE GAMBIA: 10 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know 🇬🇲🇬🇲🇬🇲
In this video, I bring you THE GAMBIA: 10 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know 🇬🇲🇬🇲🇬🇲. Welcome to another informative video presented by The African Myths Show and thanks for watching. As you all know it’s always a pleasure presenting to you some interesting but lesser-known facts about the beautiful countries on the African continent. In this video, we are excited to present to you some lesser-known facts about the country of Gambia. The Gambia is situated on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the Centre of The Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It has an area of 10,689km2 with a population estimated above 1.8million people. 🔥🔥SELLING ON JUMIA COURSE FOR AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS (MAKE $10,000 PER MONTH) 👉🏼 https://sellonjumia.mystrikingly.com (Countries: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia)LEARN SWAHILI: https://amzn.to/3s44yqz🔥THIS CHANGED MY LIFE 👉🏼 https://www.idesiremore.com/webinaroptin?aff=ganny6415PATREON SUPPORT 👉🏼 https://www.patreon.com/theafricanmythsshow?fan_landing=truePAYONEER SUPPORT 👉🏼 [email protected] 👉🏼 https://www.facebook.com/The-African-Myths-Show-495431917645385/?modal=admin_todo_tourAlgeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leon, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, ZimbabweDISCLAIMER: Some links above are affiliate links. This means If you click the link and purchase something I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. 1. Smallest country on mainland Africa. The Gambia is a long strip of land that follows the course of the River Gambia, and is situated on Africa's west coast, bordered on either side by Senegal. It's incredibly narrow, measuring less than 30 miles wide at its widest! Although small, the country is densely populated with approximately 2.28 million people.2. Agriculture is a major source of income. The Gambia's economy relies heavily on tourism, but the second biggest cash crop is groundnuts. Around 80% of the population are employed in this sector, which is sensitive to adverse climatic conditions and still operates largely at subsistence farming rather than commercial enterprise level.3. The Gambia is predominantly a Muslim country. The country is also very tolerant of different religions, with a small number of Christians residing there too. The festival of Ramadan is celebrated: a period of fasting occurring for one month every year.4. The Gambia is home to nine different tribes. The largest of these tribes is the Mandinka, along with the Fula and Wolof, all of whom live together harmoniously. This does make learning any of the local language a bit trickier as there are several variations. Although as a former British colony, English is widely spoken.5. There's close to 600 species of bird to look out for. The country is undoubtedly a birdwatcher’s paradise with 540 species to be discovered in the forests and by its banks. As you venture further inland, you'll also see crocodiles and hippos residing in the river6. During elections, Gambians vote using marbles. In a private booth, voters are presented with holes in the ground marked with each candidate. They then simply drop their marble into the hole they choose.7. There is a sacred crocodile pool in Bakau. The Kachikally crocodile pool is home to around 100 crocodiles of varying shapes and sizes. They're all well looked after (and more importantly, well fed!) so pose no danger to the tourists who pass through on a daily basis. Whilst you're here though, do make sure to visit the small museum on the site as it provides much broader description of how and why the area came to be sanctified. 8. It's named after the River Gambia, one of West Africa's major rivers. The river stretches 700 miles from north-western Guinea all the way to Banjul in The Gambia, before eventually spilling into the Atlantic Ocean. 9. The Gambia once sat at the centre of the slave trade. Kunte Kinte Island, formerly known as James Island, was once a major waypoint of the transatlantic slave trade, becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. 10. The Gambia has 50 miles of coastline. For such a tiny country, The Gambia has an impressive stretch of coastline. It's these uncrowded sandy beaches and year-round sunshine that make The Gambia so popular with British holidaymakers in search of a sun-kissed beach holiday.