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Gambia, The

Capital: Banjul
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Low income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 10,120 (2007)
 
Population (people): 1,536,424 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 151.82 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 3.2% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 59 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 55 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $1,432.98 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 3.6% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 46.9% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 0.8 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): No data
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 4.16% (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 0.12% (2014)

 
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All Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Baobolon Wetland Reserve 145529 145529 203 Not Reported
Baobolon Wetland Reserve 31330 31330 203 VI
Kiang West 2289 2289 114 VI
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic 8.72 6.25 16.09 0.43 0.17
Guinean mangroves 3.02 5.78 22.44 4.3 1.11
West Sudanian savanna 20.63 2.77 14.32 0.42 0.08
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Marine Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Sahelian Upwelling 18.13 0.59 12.57 9.68 0.45
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Number of Amphibian, Bird and Mammal Species
Class Total number of species (sum of CR, EN, VU, NT, LC and DD) Total number of threatened species (sum of CR, EN and VU) Critically Endangered (CR) Endangered (EN) Vulnerable (VU) Near Threatened (NT) Least Concern (LC) Data Deficient (DD)
Amphibia
30 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Aves
498 12 0 5 7 14 472 0
Mammalia
144 7 0 3 4 3 119 15
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