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The Gambia

The Gambia Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly less than twice the size of Delaware 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly less than twice the size of Delaware 2008
Area > Land 10,000 sq km 2008 161st out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 5.76 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 157th out of 224
Area > Total 11,295 sq km 2013 168th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 836 2011 102nd out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 836 2008 97th out of 169
Climate tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May) 2013
Coastline 80 km 2014 169th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 13 28 N, 16 34 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 10,000 sq km 2008 156th out of 199
Location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal 2013
Natural resources fish, clay, silica sand, titanium (rutile and ilmenite), tin, zircon 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 11,300 km² 2005 157th out of 204
Terrain flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"The Gambia Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/The-Gambia/Geography

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The Gambia Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 4
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land boundaries 4