The Gambia is the smallest country in Africa and one of the poorest with approximately one third of the population living under the International poverty level. Situated just below the Sahara Desert, surrounded on 3 sides by Senegal, the Gambia is an agriculturally rich country whose natural resources are fishing and peanuts; hence the economy of Gambia is heavily dependent on farming, fishing and tourism. It is a very small and narrow country being less than 48 km wide at its widest point, and with a total area of 11,300 km².

Agriculture accounts for approximately 30% of gross domestic product (GDP) and employs about 70% of the work force. Within agriculture, peanut production accounts for 6.9% of GDP, other crops 8.3%, livestock 5.3%, fishing 1.8%, and forestry 0.5%. Industry accounts for approximately 8% of GDP, and services approximately 58%. The limited amount of manufacturing is primarily agricultural-based (e.g. peanut processing, bakeries, a brewery, and a tannery). Other manufacturing activities include soap, soft drinks, and clothing.

The capital of The Gambia is Banjul.

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