in City of Banjul, Gambia

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Location Summary
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: 04:58 AM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Banjul
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:54 am and 7:25 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 04:58 AM (Monday). 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.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 26°C / 78 °F

Morning Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Night Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Chance of rainfall 6%
Air Humidity 87%
Air Pressure 1013.6 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (7 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 98% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Tuesday, 20th of August 2019

26°C (78 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 21st of August 2019

26°C (79 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Overcast clouds, moderate breeze.

Thursday, 22nd of August 2019

26°C (80 °F)
26°C (80 °F)
Moderate rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Albert Market Banjul The Gambia HD

Published: August 14, 2010
Length: 38:09 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: basscherpenzeel

De bekendste markt van The Gambia. Veel te zien en te ruiken...

Banjul The Gambia

Published: March 28, 2012
Length: 11:26 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: TheCycling Man

10th March 2012 Capital City The Gambia.

Hustle and bustle on the Banjul to Barra Ferry, The Gambia

Published: December 23, 2012
Length: 09:29 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: arubiadebs1

How many people, animals and transport can you fit onto a ferry?!? The infamous Banjul to Barra ferry in The Gambia.

Commute Through Banjul

Published: November 01, 2012
Length: 38:13 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Graeme V

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

Published: December 04, 2010
Length: 00:43 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: r dct

De haven van Banjul, The Gambia, gezien vanaf de ferryterminal. 25 november 2010.

Eddie Banjul

Published: April 03, 2008
Length: 38:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 7tCinema

Will Rule You All.

TAM launch in the Gambia

Published: March 03, 2009
Length: 06:54 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: RidersForHealthTV

On Thursday 19th of February Riders for Health along with the Gambian Ministry of Health and a number of other partners launched a new programme that that will result in access to health care...

IACK-Installation Deputy President 20130926

Published: September 29, 2013
Length: 02:03 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Karlos Blackmon

DeKarlos Blackmon, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Peter Claver, was elected and installed Deputy President of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights in a ceremony at Saint Kizito...

Gambia - przeprawa przez rzekę - Crossing the river

Published: April 12, 2014
Length: 25:22 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Daniel SZYSZ

Przeprawa przez rzekę Gambia łodziami zwanymi pirogi Crossing the River Gambia boats called canoes RainbowTours.

Przeprawa promowa w Gambii

Published: April 13, 2014
Length: 59:03 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Daniel SZYSZ

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.

Located at 13.4667, -16.5667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of the Gambia

Gambia River

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.

Located at 13.4667, -16.5667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gambia River, Rivers of Guinea, Rivers of the Gambia, Rivers of Senegal, International rivers of Africa, Banjul


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.

Located at 13.4333, -16.6667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Gambia, Serekunda, Serer country


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

Located at 13.4833, -16.6833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Gambia

Kanifing District

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.

Located at 13.45, -16.6667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Gambia

Barra, Gambia

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".

Located at 13.4833, -16.55 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Gambia, Gambia River, Serer country


Yundum is a small town in Gambia, east of the capital, Banjul. It is situated adjacent to the country's international airport.

Located at 13.3667, -16.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Gambia

National Assembly of the Gambia

The National Assembly is the legislative branch of government in the Gambia.

Located at 13.4603, -16.5814 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Government of the Gambia, Politics of the Gambia, National legislatures, Unicameral legislatures

Kanifing LGA

Kanifing is one of eight Local Government Areas in the Gambia.

Located at 13.4425, -16.6814 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Local Government Areas of the Gambia

Nema Kunku

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.

Located at 13.4, -16.6833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Gambia

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.

Located at 13.3833, -16.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Gambia

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.

Located at 13.4561, -16.5744 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Presidential palaces, Official residences in the Gambia, Government Houses of the British Empire and Commonwealth, British Gambia

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.

Located at 13.4688, -16.6778 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
National stadiums, Football venues in the Gambia, Athletics (track and field) venues in the Gambia, Multi-purpose stadiums in the Gambia

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.

Located at 13.475, -16.676 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
English-language newspapers, Newspapers published in the Gambia, 1990 establishments in the Gambia, Publications established in 1990

The Gambia–United States relations

Gambian–American relations are bilateral relations between the Gambia and the United States.

Located at 13.462, -16.6867 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bilateral relations of the United States, Bilateral relations of the Gambia, The Gambia–United States relations

Arch 22

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.

Located at 13.46, -16.582 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
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Arches and vaults, Buildings and structures in Banjul, Buildings and structures completed in 1996, Terminating vistas

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.

Located at 13.4767, -16.6725 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Religion in the Gambia, Museums in the Gambia

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.

Located at 13.456, -16.576 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Museums in the Gambia, National museums, Buildings and structures in Banjul, WikiAfrica new articles

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.

Located at 13.3958, -16.6456 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
National parks of the Gambia, Protected areas established in 1968

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

Located at 13.4167, -16.6167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
National parks of the Gambia, Protected areas established in 2001


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.

Located at 13.3756, -16.6569 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Gambia

Albert Market

The Albert Market is a street market in Banjul, the Gambia. Located on Liberation Avenue, the Market was built in the mid-nineteenth century.

Located at 13.4542, -16.5719 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Retail markets in the Gambia, Buildings and structures in Banjul

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.

Located at 13.3639, -16.5103 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of the Gambia, History of the Gambia, 1661 establishments, Gambia River, River islands of Africa, Former British colonies

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.

Located at 13.4572, -16.6856 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Universities and colleges in the Gambia, Educational institutions established in 1999, Lists of universities and colleges in Africa, 1999 establishments 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.

Located at 13.4575, -16.5775 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Hospitals in Africa, Hospitals in the Gambia, Teaching hospitals

Popular in vicinity

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

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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