Gambia ISD Calling code is +220
Gambia is located in West Africa on the Atlantic coast and its flag has been adopted in 1965 when the country gained independence from the Great Britain. The flag consists of three horizontal stripes – red one on the top, blue one in the midlle and green one at the bottom. The stripes are separated by narrower white stripes. The blue bar represents the river Gambia, which is the main flow of the country. The red stripe symbolizes the sharp rays of the local sun and the green bar indicates the land. Another interpretation says that green should commemorate the forests and that red stripe should stand for savannas. Gambia is the smallest state of the African continent and another interesting fact is that its only neighbor is Senegal.
The Gambia may be mainland Africa’s smallest nation, but it punches way above its weight in terms of attractions. With its glorious low-key beaches, bustling towns that combine colonial architecture and traditional activities with a wealth of wildlife, it’s perhaps the most approachable of all West African countries. What’s more, its people are a kind and welcoming bunch, for which many know it as The Smiling Coast.
Virtually enveloped by its much larger neighbour Senegal, a legacy of the colonial carve up of Africa, the shard of land comprising The Gambia still retains its own clear identity. Although this accessible Anglophone country’s more obvious draw is perhaps the joy of winter sun at good-value rates, its rich history and fascinating mix of cultures make it hard to pigeonhole. If you escape the sun loungers you will uncover another side of the country, rich in eco-tourism opportunities, wilderness, wildlife and bird watching.
|Total area||11,295 km2|
|Formation||18. 2. 1965|
|Highest point||53 m|
|GDP||$ 1,868 (IMF, 2012)|
|Currency||gambian dalasi (GMD)|
|ISD Calling code||+220|
|How to Dial||Please Add 00 or + as Prefix to these Codes|