1. Education
Send to a Friend via Email


Continental Africa's smallest nation, The Gambia is one of the few west African countries to have extended periods of political stability since gaining independence from Britain on 18 February 1965. Find out more with these resources…

A Very Short History of The Gambia
A potted history of The Gambia.

The Gambia Timeline -- Prehistory to Present Day
A Chronology of Key Events in The Gambia

Background Notes: The Gambia
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Gambia. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defence, and relations with the US.

Gambia History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Gambia’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanise your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travellers.

The Gambia - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Gambia. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Gambia’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.

Timeline for The Gambia from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of The Gambia given by year (and for more recent events by month also).

CIA World Fact Book: The Gambia
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.

The Gambia's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of Gambia's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.