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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Western Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 11295  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 2055  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 203.1  
Capital city 2015 Banjul  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 504 Refers to the local government areas of Banjul and Kanifing.  
Currency 2015 Dalasi (GMD)  
UN membership date 2013 21 September 1965  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 851  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 952  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 624  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 1.6  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 6.5  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 -0.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 441.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 562.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 433.3  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 19.7  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 30.7  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 28.6  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 15.2  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 13.1  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 14.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 65.1  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 56.3  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 56.5  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 31.5  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 13.9  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 54.6  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 30.2 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 29.8 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 30.3 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 72.2/82.8 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 72.2/83.2 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 71.7/83.5 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 223 Banjul, Kombo St. Mary. 2013.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 193 Banjul, Kombo St. Mary.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 157 Banjul, Kombo St. Mary.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 98 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 134  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 94  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 98 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 134  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 94  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -15 2012.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 21  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -51  
Exports (million US$) 2015 103.9 2014.  
Imports (million US$) 2015 387.2 2014.  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -283.3 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 Mali (37.8), Guinea (24.7), Senegal (16.0) 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 Côte d'Ivoire (20.6), Brazil (11.0), China (8.3) 2014.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.2  
Urban population (%) 2015 59.6  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.3  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 5.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 61.2/58.5  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 94  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 192.5/9.7  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 156 Charter tourists only.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 11775  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 47  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 7.3  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 2.8 2013.  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 88.0/83.5  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 2.5/3.7 2012.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 9.4 2012.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 9.4  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 119.6  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 15.6 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 55  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 47.9 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 491/0.3  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 7  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 7.0 Estimate.  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 1.4  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 94.2/84.4  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 61.5/55.0  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 12.8  
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