Gambia (the)

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 271,372
1960 367,929
1970 447,283
1980 604,371
1990 916,811
2000 1,228,863
2010 1,693,002
2020 2,325,503
2025 2,697,535
2050 4,981,357
2075 7,307,466
2100 8,895,595
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name The Republic of the Gambia
Capital Banjul
Region Western Africa
ISO code GM
Statistical agency Gambia Bureau of Statistics


Administrative units

LGA
> district
administrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
1993-04-15
census
population
2003-04-15
census
population
2013-04-15
prelim. census
Banjul LGABanjul12.242,32635,06131,301
District of Banjul South  10,7458,5078,270
District of Banjul Central  11,0298,82211,697
District of Banjul North  20,55217,49911,334
Basse LGA (Upper River)Basse Santa Su2,069.5155,059182,586239,916
District of Kantora  26,50230,40238,784
District of Tumana    37,561
District of Basse Fulladu East  84,32798,45449,990
District of Jimara    43,460
District of Wuli West  29,54135,85622,546
District of Wuli East    23,691
District of Sandu  14,68918,32123,884
Brikama LGA (Western)Brikama1,764.3234,917389,594699,704
District of Kombo North  80,478166,351344,756
District of Kombo South  39,69462,531108,773
District of Kombo Central  56,09484,315142,831
District of Kombo East  21,02828,14642,955
District of Foni Bondali  4,5946,0497,741
District of Foni Brefet  8,52911,41114,414
District of Foni Kansala  7,74812,24714,238
District of Foni Bintang Karanai  11,39715,99416,986
District of Foni Jarrol  5,3555,9437,010
Janjanbureh LGA (ex-Georgetown)Janjanbureh1,427.888,247107,212126,910
District of Janjanbureh  2,8133,4663,988
District of Fulladu West  57,99571,66984,961
District of Niamina East  15,40219,03424,571
District of Niamina West  5,9486,6307,293
District of Niamina Dankunku  6,0896,0006,097
Kanifing LGAKanifing75.6228,214322,735382,096
District of Kanifing  228,214322,410382,096
Kerewan LGA (North Bank)Kerewan2,255.5156,462172,835221,054
District of Lower Niumi  35,14744,49157,358
District of Upper Niumi  21,55224,94031,480
District of Jokadu  14,87417,85022,132
District of Central Badibu  15,06014,99820,104
District of Illiasa  55,43855,37041,603
District of Lower Badibu  14,39115,15718,030
District of Sabach Sanjal    30,347
Kuntaur LGAKuntaur1,466.567,77478,49199,108
District of Lower Saloum  14,17913,52415,881
District of Upper Saloum  12,55215,97019,145
District of Nianija  6,4398,20510,175
District of Niani  18,53122,24229,478
District of Sami  16,07319,15724,429
Mansakonko LGA (Lower River)Mansakonko1,618.065,14672,16782,361
District of Kiang Central  7,2827,8868,366
District of Kiang East   6,3566,5346,849
District of Kiang West  13,47914,71114,953
District of Jarra Central   6,0846,4948,437
District of Jarra East   11,27212,50516,551
District of Jarra West   20,67324,41627,205
total 10,689.01,038,1451,360,6811,882,450
source: Gambia Bureau of Statistics.

Main cities

namepopulation
1993-04-15
census
Banjul42,326
Brikama41,761
Bakau28,882
Farafenni20,956
Serrekunda18,901
Sukuta12,170
Lamin10,668
source: Gambia Bureau of Statistics.
note: Greater Banjul had 270,540 inhabitants in 1993.