Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Gambia

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GAMBIA
GAMBIA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Gambia - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

220

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

WAG

Internet country code

GM

GRC Country Code

GAM

Gambia - Languages

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Language map External

The official language is English External. 19 other languages are spoken, including Pulaar Fulfulde External (214 000 speakers); Madinka External (350 000 speakers) and Gambian Wolof External (121 200 speakers).

Gambia - Forms of address and personal names

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Traditionally, Gambian women retain their maiden name upon marriage and continue to be saluted as “Miss”, though this is changing and many married women now prefer to be called “Mrs” followed by the husband’s family name.

Muslims who have been on the pilgrimage to Mecca precede their given names with Al Haji (male) or Al Haja (female).

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Gambia - Example address format

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in English.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Gambia - Post office box

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This is written P.O. Box.

Gambia - Postal codes

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The Gambia has no postal code system.

Gambia - Postal code format

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Gambia - Postal code specifics

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Gambia - Postal code regular expression

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Gambia - Postal code level of coverage

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Gambia - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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The Gambia has 5 divisions External and 1 city. The city is Banjul, the divisions are: Lower River External, Central River External, North Bank External, Upper River External and West Coast External.

Telephone numbers in Gambia

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Gambian telephone numbers have no area codes. All subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers commence 2, 3, 6, 7 or 9.


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All information copyright Graham Rhind 2017. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.