The Gambia. Sandwiched. “Gambia No Problem”. English speaking Peaceful environment Low crime – under 1% Low HIV/AIDS rate- under 2 % Religious tolerance Access to Ports Home of Alex Haley, Author of “Roots”-home to bi-annual Roots Festival. Population 1.2 million
Population 1.2 million
Less than half the size of Maryland
Per capita income (2007) $400
GDP (2007): $709 million.
Annual growth rate (2007): 6.5%.
Principal imports--$345.7 million including food and beverages, manufactures, machinery and transport equipment, and minerals and fuel.
Major suppliers--Denmark, United States, China, Germany, U.K., Cote d'Ivoire, and Netherlands.