The Gambia - Location, size, and extent



Located on the west coast of Africa, The Gambia has an area of 11,300 sq km (4,363 sq mi), extending 338 km (210 mi) E W and 47 km (29 mi) N S . Comparatively, the area occupied by The Gambia is slightly less than twice the size of the state of Delaware. Bounded on the N , E , and S by Senegal (with which it is joined in the Confederation of Senegambia) and on the W by the Atlantic Ocean, The Gambia has a total boundary length of 820 km (510 mi), of which 80 km (50 mi) is coastline. The Gambia's capital city, Banjul, is located on the Atlantic coast.

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