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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Gambia

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THE GAMBIA
THE 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

The 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

The Gambia - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 20th April 2021

In Fula (Fulfulde), Adlam script:

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(where image indicates the decimal separator and image the thousands separator). Numbers in Adlam are written from right to left.

In Fula (Fulfulde), Latin script:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

In English:

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

The Gambia - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 20th April 2021

In Fula (Fulfulde), Adlam script:

   yyyy-mm-dd
   14:32  

In Fula (Fulfulde), Latin script; and English:

   dd/mm/yyyy
   14:32  

The Gambia - Languages

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

The 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

The Gambia - Example address format

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or

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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

The Gambia - Post office box

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This is written P.O. Box.

The Gambia - Postal codes

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The Gambia has no postal code system.

The Gambia - Postal code format graphic

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The Gambia - Postal code format

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The Gambia - Postal code specifics

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The Gambia - Postal code regular expression

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The Gambia - Postal code level of coverage

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The Gambia - Postal code map

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The Gambia - Administrative districts

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   Note: This section last updated 26th July 2011

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.

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in The Gambia

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   Note: This section last updated 30th July 2019

Gambian telephone numbers have no area codes. All subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers commence 2, 3, 50-53, 6, 7 or 9.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

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