ABOUT BANGUL, GAMBIA
Banjul is the capital of Gambia, the city which was formerly called “Bathurst” is officially known as the “City of Banjul”. The capital city is located in a division of the same name known as “the Greater Banjul Area”. The British founded Banjul in the year 1961 as a trading post for suppressing slave trade. Banjul is located on St. Mary’s Island where Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean. The island is linked to the mainland on the west and the rest of Greater Banjul via bridges. Ferries are also used in linking Banjul to the mainland across the river. The city is served by Banjul International Airport and the Trans-West African Coastal Highway. Banjul is the country’s administrative and economic centre; the Central Bank of Gambia, peanut processing plant which is the country’s principal industry are located in the city. Other major produce of the city includes; palm wood, bees wax, palm oil, animal skins and hides. The Gambia Technical Training Institute is located in Banjul.
ATTRACTIONS IN BANJUL
Some of the major tourist attractions in Banjul include:
HOTELS IN BANJUL
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