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The Gambia: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
Geographic Coordinates13 28 N, 16 34 W 13.466666,-16.566668
Area total: 11,295 sq km
land: 10,000 sq km
water: 1,295 sq km
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Land boundariestotal: 749 km
border countries: Senegal 749 km
Coastline80 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed elevation 53 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainflood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills
Natural Hazardsdrought (rainfall has dropped by 30% in the last 30 years)
Natural Resourcefish, clay, silica sand, titanium (rutile and ilmenite), tin, zircon
Land Usearable land: 39.82%
permanent crops: 0.44%
other: 59.73% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)
Irrigated Land50 sq km (2011)
Renewable Water Resources8 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; desertification; water-borne diseases prevalent
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
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Geography-notealmost an enclave of Senegal; smallest country on the continent of Africa