is situated on the Atlantic coast at the bulge of Africa.
The country consists of a thin ribbon of land, at no point
wider than 50km (30 miles), running east-west on both banks
of the River Gambia. The Gambia is bounded to the west by
the Atlantic Ocean and on all other sides by Senegal. It is
also the smallest and westernmost African nation.
Although The Gambia is Africa's smallest nation, it offers
landscapes and attractions of great diversity, ranging from
broad, sandy beaches on the Atlantic to lush tropical forests,
swamps, marshes and large areas of wooded savannah.