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King Fahad Masjid in Banjul, the capital of Gambia.

The King Fahad Masjid is one of the most prominent masaajid in Banjul, the capital city of Gambia. The two minarets of the masjid grace the skyline of the city and the architecture of the masjid represents the variation in the Islamic architecture in Banjul.

Gambia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Banjul

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Serekunda

GEOGRAPHY

Gambia is a small and narrow country situated in the west of Africa. With a total area of 11,300 km² Gambia is the smallest country on the continent of Africa.

 

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 1.7 Million. Muslims account for about 90% of the population.

CLIMATE

Tropical with distinct cool and hot seasons. There is a dry weather with temperatures as low as 16 °C from November to mid-May. From June to October temperatures may rise as high as 43 °C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English is the official language. Mandinka and Wolof are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+0

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 4 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM


HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: February 18th
May Day: May 1st
Revolution Day: July 22nd
Christmas: December 25th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi

CURRENCY

Gambian dalasi

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 17
Medical: 16
Fire: 18

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