The Gambia

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The Gambia, the smallest state on the African continent, encircled by the Republic of Senegal, lies along the west coast and runs along the Gambia River, covering an area of approximately 11,000 square kilometres and about 2 million inhabitants. The rather unusual form of the frontier to Senegal is due to the then-wide range of the guns of the British ships on the navigable part of the river.
The Gambia has a tropical climate with a distinct rain and dry season. The Gambia is located in the transition zone, between the Sahelzone and Guineazone, a transition zone called Sudanzone.
At the airport Banjul / Yundum airport, recorded and registered in 2016, were approximately 2,800 hours of sunshine.
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