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Gambia / COVID-19
Population 1,713,267
Total Confirmed 5993
Active 34
Total deaths 179
Total recovered 5780
Death rate 2.99 %

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<p>The Gambia ( (listen); Mandinka: Kambiya; Wolof: Gámbi), officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in Western Africa. </p>The Gambia is referred to as'The Smiling Coast'. It's the smallest country within Africa, and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is located on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the middle of The Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It's an area of 10,689 square kilometres (4,127 sq mi) with a population of 1,857,181 as of the April 2013 census. Banjul is the Gambian capital and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.The Gambia shares historic roots with a number of other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the essential factor in the placing and maintaining of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese, during which era it was called A Gâmbia. Once the government formally assumed control, establishing the Province of 29, later, on 25 May 1765, The Gambia was made a part of the British Empire. Under the leadership of Dawda Jawara, who ruled until Yahya Jammeh seized power, The Gambia gained independence in 1965. After beating Jammeh in the December 2016 elections, adama Barrow became the third president of The Gambia in January 2017. Jammeh initially accepted the results, then refused to take them, which triggered a constitutional crisis and military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States, leading to his exile.The Gambia's economy is dominated by farming, fishing and, particularly, tourism. In 2015, 48.6% of the population lived in poverty. Poverty is more widespread, at nearly 70%.

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