Georgetown
in Central River Division, Gambia

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
13.540 and -14.764 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 13° 32' 25" and W -14° 45' 49"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dalasi - GMD
Spoken languages:
English, Wolof, Fulah
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 03:41 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Banjul
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:42 am and 7:12 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-13.183 and 166.567 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Pivosava
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Delve into Georgetown

Georgetown in Central River Division with it's 3,584 habitants is a city located in Gambia about 122 mi (or 196 km) east of Banjul, the country's capital town.

Current time in Georgetown is now 03:41 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Banjul with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Georgetown. The closest is airport we know is Kolda North Airport in Senegal in a distance of 46 mi (or 75 km). The closest airport in Gambia is Banjul International Airport in a distance of 128 mi (or 75 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Gambia is Stone Circles of Senegambia in a distance of 22 mi (or 35 km), North-East.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Basse Santa Su, Kolda, Mansa Konko, Kaffrine and Tambacounda. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 40°C / 103 °F

Morning Temperature 24°C / 76 °F
Evening Temperature 41°C / 106 °F
Night Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 12%
Air Pressure 1010.2 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Sunday, 21st of April 2019

39°C (102 °F)
30°C (87 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Monday, 22nd of April 2019

38°C (101 °F)
29°C (84 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2019

37°C (99 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Few clouds, light breeze.

Videos from this area

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Bansang NAYCONF( Alhasan's Video)

Published: April 28, 2013
Length: 01:49 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Alhasan Bah

This was during the opening ceremony of the 2012 NAYCONF in Bansang. Alhasan Bah the rest of the Lower River Region Team.


The Bansang Hospital Appeal Story (Anita Smith MBE/Northampton University)

Published: October 13, 2014
Length: 06:45 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: BansangHAppeal

This video was created by the University of Northampton in the summer of 2014 to highlight the work of their Honorary Fellowship recipient, Anita Smith MBE. It tells the story of Anita Smith;...


Science experiment St Therese's Grade 9, Saturday January 21, 2012

Published: January 27, 2012
Length: 02:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Mike McConnell

Every Saturday, the 9th grade students of St. Therese's Basic Cycle School in Fula Bantang, along with their teacher, Sentu Jarra, gather at the school for extra work, with an emphasis on "practica...


Mary Jawo - Grade 3, St. Therese's School, Fula Bantang

Published: February 09, 2013
Length: 00:36 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: GambiaScholars .

Mary lives in a large extended family compound in Fula Bantang with many children and little income. Her father is an alcoholic and moved away some time ago. Her mother died earlier this year....


Mariama Baldeh - Grade 7, St. Therese's School, Fula Bantang

Published: February 16, 2013
Length: 00:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: GambiaScholars .

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Mariama Fatty - Grade 6, St. Therese's School, Fula Bantang

Published: February 10, 2013
Length: 00:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: GambiaScholars .

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Isatou Jallow - Grade 7, Sukuta school

Published: July 05, 2013
Length: 09:20 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: GambiaScholars .

Isatou had dropped out of school and did not understand why when a neighbor, who volunteers for GambiaRising, discovered that her parents could not pay her fees. GambiaRising covered her fees...


Augusta Mendy - Grade 9, St. Edward's Basic Cycle School, Bwiam

Published: June 18, 2013
Length: 37:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: GambiaScholars .

Augusta is from Bansang but had dropped out of school when Father Jean found her selling water on the street. For the past two years, she has been in the boarding school at St. Edward's in...


Fatou Jallow - Grade 6 - Sukuta Primary School

Published: July 05, 2013
Length: 03:28 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: GambiaScholars .

Fatou's family is struggling and their oldest son dropped out of school four years ago to help support the family. When one girl dropped out as well and the other two were in danger of the...


Evalinda - 1st year, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Gambia College

Published: March 31, 2014
Length: 52:24 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: GambiaScholars .

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

MacCarthy Island

MacCarthy Island, also known as Lemain Island or Janjanbureh Island, is an island located approximately 170 miles (272 km) upriver from the mouth of the Gambia River, in eastern Gambia, in the Central River Division. The town of Janjanbureh on the island is the second largest in the country, though it still appears on many maps by its European name of Georgetown. In addition to being a destination for some wildlife tourists, it is also the home of Gambia's largest prison.

Located at 13.5333, -14.7667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Janjanbureh, Gambia, Gambia River, Central River Division, Islands of the Gambia, River islands of Africa

Bansang

Bansang is a town in the Central River Division of the Gambia, with a population of 6,966 (2003). Although the official government center of the Division is located in Janjanbureh downstream, Bansang has better access to the more affluent coastal region of the country, and is sometimes considered the unofficial "upcountry" economic capital. The town is a market for peanuts, rice and fish. Bansang is the location for the only government hospital in the interior regions of the country.

Located at 13.4333, -14.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Central River Division, Populated places in the Gambia

Kuntaur

Kuntaur is a town located in the Central River Division of the Gambia.

Located at 13.6667, -14.8833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Gambia

Fulladu West

Fulladu West is one of the ten districts of the Central River Division of the Gambia.

Located at 13.5, -14.75 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Central River Division, Districts of the Gambia

Niani District

Niani District is one of the ten districts of the Central River Division of the Gambia.

Located at 13.6667, -14.9167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 13 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Central River Division, Districts of the Gambia

Gassang Forest Park

Gassang Forest Park is a forest park in the Gambia. Established on January 1, 1954, it covers 53 hectares.

Located at 13.7033, -14.8994 (Lat. / Lng.), about 14 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Protected areas established in 1954, Forest parks of the Gambia

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Georgetown.


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Old Fort George, Georgetown, Jan Jan Bureh