Banjul is the capital of the Gambia and has a population of 34 828 inhabitants (urban surface 523 589) according to the census of 2003. It is located on the island Sainte-Marie ( island Banjul ) at the mouth of the Fleuve Gambia. Banjul is with 13°28' of northern latitude, 16°36' of western longitude.
HistoryIn 1816, the British founded Banjul like commercial counter and bases for the suppression of the trade of the Esclaves. The city was initially named Bathurst in the honor of Henri Bathurst, secretary of the Colonial Office, but the name of the city was changed into 1973.
The July 22nd 1994, Banjul was the theater of a Coup d'etat. In order to commemorate this event, the Arche 22 was built at the entry of the city. The door is 35 meters high and is in the center of a place. It shelters a museum of the textile.
Among curiosities of the city, one can quote the Gambian National museum, the Marché Albert , the presidential palace, the court of justice of Banjul, two Cathédrale S and several Mosquée S.
EconomyBanjul is the principal Gambian agglomeration and is the economic and administrative center country. Gambia, fourth country of Africa densément populated, has more than one agglomeration. The exploitation of the Cacahuète S is the principal industry of the country, but of the Beeswax, of the wood of Palmier, the Palm oil and the skins are also exported since the port of the city.
ferries connect Banjul to Barra. The International airport of Banjul allows the air service roads.
Let us retain well that one of principal industries of the town of Banjul is tourism. The tourists come in general from the United Kingdom.
- catholic Diocese of Banjul
- Notre-Dame Cathedral of the Assumption of Banjul (catholic)
Diocese Anglican of Banjul
- Cathedral Sainte-Marie de Banjul (Anglican)
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