The Gambia Monthly Economic Bulletin- December 2009
Political and Administrative Structure
The Gambia is divided into seven regions comprising two Municipalities namely, Banjul CityCouncil (BCC) and the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) and five provincial administrativeregions namely, Western Region (WR), North Bank Region (NBR), Lower River Region (LRR),Central River Region (CRR) and Upper River Region (URR). Politically, the relevant units areLocal Government Areas (urban), Districts, Wards and Villages. The Gambia has 35 districtsand about 1870 villages with an average of 13 compounds.
Basic Facts about Gambia:Fiscal year:
January to 31
Items (Year)UnitsValueRank in the Worldfrom topin descending order
Area (2009)Sq. km.11,300171 out of 248countriesPopulation (2008)Million1.735148 out of 241countriesGDP PPP (2004)Million US$3284167 out of 224countriesGDP Nominal (2006)Million US$511199 out of 229countriesGDP PPP per capita (2004)US$1945177 out of 223countriesGDP per capita (2006)US$329192 out of 207countriesPoverty Ratio (% of peoplebelow One-US$ per day) (2000)Percent597 out of 65 countries2