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National anthem of Gambia

For The Gambia Our Homeland

For The Gambia Our Homeland is the national anthem of The Gambia, written by Virginia Julie Howe and composed by Jeremy Frederick Howe (based on the traditional Mandinka song Foday Kaba Dumbuya). It was adopted in 1965 upon independence.
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Map of Gambia

Map of Gambia

Basic information on Gambia

The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections, including most recently in late 2006.
Location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
Population 1,688,359 (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Gambian(s) adjective: Gambian
Flag description three equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue with white edges, and green