in City of Banjul, Gambia
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 13.453 and -16.578 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 13° 27' 9" and W -16° 34' 40"
- 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: 08:01 AM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Africa/Banjul
- UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 7:27 am and 7:12 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -10.885 and 162.445 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Delve into Banjul
Banjul in City of Banjul with it's 34,589 habitants is located in Gambia. It's the capital of this country.
Current time in Banjul is now 08:01 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Banjul with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 8 airports close to Banjul, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Gambia is Banjul International Airport in a distance of 9 mi (or 15 km), South-West. 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 Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites in a distance of 64 mi (or 102 km), East.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Brikama, Kerewan, Kaolack, Fatick and Ziguinchor. 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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Hustle and bustle on the Banjul to Barra Ferry, The Gambia
How many people, animals and transport can you fit onto a ferry?!? The infamous Banjul to Barra ferry in The Gambia.
Commute Through Banjul
Traveling from the GTTI Annex in the south part of Banjul through the July 22nd roundabout then down Independence Drive towards Arch 22.
De haven van Banjul, The Gambia
De haven van Banjul, The Gambia, gezien vanaf de ferryterminal. 25 november 2010.
TAM launch in the Gambia
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Gambia - przeprawa przez rzekę - Crossing the river
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Przeprawa promowa w Gambii
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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.
Geography of the Gambia
The Gambia is a very small and narrow country with the border based on the Gambia River. The country is less than 48 km wide at its greatest width. The country's present boundaries were defined in 1889 after an agreement between the United Kingdom and France. It is often claimed by Gambians that the distance of the borders from the Gambia River correspond to the area that British naval cannon of the time could reach from the river's channel.
The Gambia River is a major river in West Africa, running 1,130 kilometres from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea westward through Senegal and the Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Banjul. It is navigable for about half that length. The river is strongly associated with the Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, which consists of little more than the downstream half of the river and its two banks.
Serrekunda is the largest city in the Gambia, lying southwest of Banjul. Its population as of 2006, was 335,733 people. Although Banjul is the Gambian capital, it is on an island, making further growth difficult and channeling much of the growth to Serekunda. Serrekunda is known for its market, its silk cotton tree and its wrestling arena. The town's suburbs include Kanifing, Latrikunda, Sukuta and London Corner, and the town flows into the seaside resorts of Bakau, Fajara and Kotu.
Bakau is a town on the Atlantic Ocean coast of the Gambia, lying west of Banjul. It is known for its botanical gardens, its crocodile pool Bakau Kachikally and for the beaches at Cape Point. It is the first major suburb outside Banjul and the most developed town in the Gambia. Close to Bakau and Banjul is Serrekunda
Kanifing is a city in the Banjul Division of the Gambia. It is located near Serrekunda, the largest city in the country. Kanifing is the larger of the two districts in Banjul Division.
Barra is the non-traditional name of Niumi, the Gambia. Although Mandinka-speaking Africans always referred to the state along the north bank of the Gambia River's estuary as Niumi, not everyone did. For a long time it was called "Barra" in the creolized trade language of the river, and between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries British and French records use "Barra" or "Bar" more frequently than "Niumi".
Yundum is a small town in Gambia, east of the capital, Banjul. It is situated adjacent to the country's international airport.
National Assembly of the Gambia
The National Assembly is the legislative branch of government in the Gambia.
Kanifing is one of eight Local Government Areas in the Gambia.
Nema Kunku is a village in Foni Jarrol district in the Western Division of the Gambia. Nema kunku is a surrounding village of Gambia's largest town Serekunda. The population of the village is 99% local (Gambian) people.
Lamin, Western Division, Gambia
Lamin is the largest village in Kombo NorthWestern Division of the Gambia. A village with two large clans, Bojang, and Manneh, as the founders, and all the rest are considered "lountan" meaning "strangers" in Manidinko. There is a village leader, "AlKalo" who is from the lineage of the Bojang. Until recently the village was divided into zones marked by tribes, the Mandinkos in Sateba, the Jolas in Sanchaba, the Manjako in Wayoto and all the other tribes in Temasu.
State House of the Gambia
The State House is the official residence of the president of the Gambia. It was built in colonial days and was the residence of the governor of the Gambia. Then known as the Government House, it became the residence of the Governor General following Independence before republic status was attained. According to current president Yahya Jammeh, the British did not build the state house.
Independence Stadium (Bakau)
Independence Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Bakau, Gambia. It is currently used mostly for football matches, although it is also used for music concerts, political events, trade fairs and national celebrations. The stadium holds 20,000 people.
The Daily Observer
The Daily Observer is a newspaper published in Bakau in Banjul, the Gambia. The paper, Gambia's first daily newspaper, was founded by Kenneth Best in 1990. Best had previously managed another paper called the Daily Observer in Liberia, until the First Liberian Civil War caused him to relocate with his family to the Gambia. In October 1994, following Yahya Jammeh's military coup, Best was expelled from Gambia, although the newspaper was allowed to continue.
The Gambia–United States relations
Gambian–American relations are bilateral relations between the Gambia and the United States.
Arch 22 is a commemorative arch on the road into Banjul in the Gambia. It was built in 1996 to mark the military coup d'etat which over threw the democratically elected government, and saw the rise to power on 22 July 1994 of President Yahya Jammeh and his Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council. The arch stands on the Banjul-Serrekunda Highway near to the traffic island which intersects with Box Bar Road, Independence Drive and Marina Parade.
Kachikally Museum and Crocodile Pool
The Kachikally crocodile pool is located in the heart of Bakau about 10 miles (16 km) from the capital Banjul. It is one of three sacred crocodile pools used as sites for fertility rituals. The others are Folonko in Kombo South and Berending on the north bank.
Gambia National Museum
The Gambia National Museum is a Gambian cultural museum located in Banjul. It is home to historical documents and displays concerning the History of the Gambia.
Abuko Nature Reserve
Abuko National Park is a nature reserve in the Gambia lying south of the town of Abuko. It is a popular tourist attraction and was the country's first designated wildlife reserve.
Tanbi Wetland Complex
Tanbi Wetland Complex is a wetland reserve in the Gambia outside of Banjul. Established in 2001 it covers an area of 4500 hectares. This area covers a wide area and can be seen from a spectacular view at Lamin's, Lamin lodge. Its very common for monkeys to be spotted in the overgrowth
Banjulunding is a town in western Gambia. It is located in Kombo North/Saint Mary District in the Western Division. As of 2008, it has an estimated population of 8,029.
The Albert Market is a street market in Banjul, the Gambia. Located on Liberation Avenue, the Market was built in the mid-nineteenth century.
Dog Island, Gambia
Dog Island is a small island, situated on the Gambia River in the Republic of the Gambia about 13 kilometres from the mouth of the river to the Atlantic Ocean. The area of the island is less than 3.5 hectares. During low tide the island is connected to the mainland, but during high tide it is separated by about 150 metres from the headland of Dog Island Point on the north bank of the river.
University of the Gambia
The University of the Gambia (UTG) is an institution of higher education located in Sere Kunda, the largest city in the Gambia.
Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital
The Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) is the central hospital in Banjul, the capital of the West African nation of the Gambia. The governmental hospital is located at Independence Drive in Banjul and is with over 540 beds as the biggest state-of-the-art hospital. It was originally built under British colonisation of Africa in 1853. The operation of Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) was improved with the help of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny in 1903.
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Banjul, ባንጁል, بانجول, Горад Банжул, Банджул, བཱན་ཇཱུ་ལ།, Μπανζούλ, Bathurst, Banĵulo, בנגול, बाञ्जुल, Banjoul, Բանջուլ, BJL, バンジュール, ბანჯული, 반줄, Банжул, Bathurstopolis, Bandžulis, Bandžula, Банџул, बंजुल, Banyul, ਬੰਜੁਲ, Bandżul, பஞ்சுல், Банҷул, บันจูล, באנזשול, 班珠尔, 班竹