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Gambia Population 2023

The Gambia, officially the Republic of the Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country in mainland Africa. As per the United Nations World Population Prospects report,  the population of  Gambia in 2023 is 2,773,168 (27 Lakh).

Estimated Population of  Gambia in 2023  – 2.8 million

Gambia2023 Population
Total Population2,773,168
Global Rank141
Land Area 10,000 sq. km (3,900 sq. mi)
Area Rank159
Pop. Density239 people/sq. km
Capital CityBanjul

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

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Religion in Gambia

Islam is the majority religion in the Gambia. About 96% of the population follows Islam, The vast majority are Sunnis influenced by Sufism. The main Sufi orders represented are Tijaniyah and Qadiriyah.

Christianity is the second largest religion and it’s practiced by 4.1 % of the population and 0.1% practice other religions (including African Traditional Religions).

Religion percentage in Gambia

  • Islam – 95.8%
  • Christianity – 4.1%
  • Other  – 0.1%

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Gambia Demographics
Fertility Rate* 5.25
Infant mortality rate ** 38.2
Median Age  17.8 Years
Life Expectancy 63.26 years
Urban Population 60%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Gambia by Population
  1. Serekunda – 340,000
  2. Brikama – 77,700
  3. Banjul – 73,000
Population of Gambia 2024 | Religion in Gambia