Gambia – The Smallest Nation of Africa | Hungama Kids

Gambia – The Smallest Nation of Africa | Hungama Kids


Let’s once again, move towards the African continent to visit a country that features a variety of territories that contain great
biodiversity along with stunning beaches, unique nature reserves and majestic wildlife. Let’s visit Africa’s smallest yet one of
the most densely populated country…the Republic of the Gambia. The Gambia became a British crown colony in 1843 and an independent nation on 18th February 1965. English is the official language and the capital city is Banjul. The current president of the nation is Adama
Barrow. Let’s have a look at its national flag which
has four colors… red, white, blue, and green. The red colour suggesting the sun and the savannah ecosystem. The blue is symbolic of the River Gambia,
the green stripe symbolizes the forests and agriculture and the white bands represent the unity and peace of the people. Do you know that the Gambian people cast their votes in elections by dropping a marble in the respective holes of their favourite candidate’s drum? Hmm…a unique way of voting indeed! Peanuts are one of the country’s largest
exports while the other major Industries of Gambia include, tourism, fisheries, beverages, groundnut processing, building and repair of river craft, agricultural machinery assembly, wood products, metalworking, textiles, footwear and village handicrafts. The Gambia offers a wide variety of tourist attractions like Gambia national museum, the bustling & lively Albert market… amazing beaches of bakau, cape point, kololi, and kotu. This country also has 2 UNESCO world heritage sites…kunta kinteh island and senegambian stone circles. Now let us see the food this country offers. The national dish Damoda, ebbeh,chere, benachin, chicken yassa are the other mouthwatering local dishes. So pack your bags to experience this stunning and affordable all-year-round destination. Do like and share this video and be sure to subscribe to our channel.

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