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Gambia, officially the Gambia, is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, Guinea to the east, and Guinea-Bissau to the south and southwest. The Gambia River runs through the country and is the primary source of water and transportation. The capital and largest city is Banjul. The country has a diverse culture, with influences from African, European, and Islamic traditions. The official language is English, and the majority of the population practices Islam. The Gambia has a tropical climate and is known for its beautiful beaches and wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and monkeys. The economy is primarily based on agriculture, with the main crops being peanuts, rice, and groundnuts. The Gambia has a long history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Stone Age. Today, the country is a democracy and has a growing tourism industry.