The Republic of Gambia joined the Commonwealth in 1965 and is the smallest country in West Africa. Apart from a stretch of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean it is entirely surrounded by Senegal.
Known as the smiling coast of Africa, the Gambia attended their first ever Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1970 winning bronze in the Men's High Jump and since that date have only been absent from the 1986 Games. In Delhi in 2010 they took part in three sports, athletics, boxing and wrestling.
The Gambia formed a National Olympic Committee in 1973 and are the body responsible for the nation's participation in the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.
The Gambia withdrew from the Commonwealth as of 3rd October 2013.
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Capital - Banjul
Population - 1,660,000
Time Zone - GMT +00:00
Language - English, Mandinka, Wolof, Fula
Currency - Dalasi (D)