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ID: 1000165
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000165

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of The Gambia (nation)  The Gambia (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 13 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 13.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 015 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -15.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises strips flanking Gambia River; immigration of Wolof, Malinke, and Fulbe began 13th century, established large kingdoms; Portuguese arrived 1455, English 1618; disputed by French and British 18th century; British-controlled and part of Sierra Leone 19th century; official language is English, though Arabic and local languages are also spoken, including Madinka, Wolof, and Fula.

Names:
Gambia, The (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
The Gambia (C,V,English-P,U)  ............ National Official name
Gambia (C,V,English,U,N)  ............ UN Official name
Gambia (Spanish-P,U,N)
Gambia (the) (C,V)
Islamic Republic of the Gambia, The (C,V)  ............ from 2016
The Islamic Republic of the Gambia (C,V)  ............ from 2016
Republic of the Gambia (H,V,O,English,U,N)
The Republic of the Gambia (C,V)
Republic of The Gambia (C,V)
Gambie (C,O,French-P,U,N)
République de Gambie (C,O,French,U,N)
República de Gambia (C,O,Spanish,U)
Gâmbia (C,O)
Гамбия (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Гамбия (C,O,Russian,U)
冈比亚 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
冈比亚共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
غامب اَ (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةًغامب اَ (C,O,Arabic,U)
GMB (C,O,ISO3L)
GM (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO270 (C,O,ISO3N)
GA00 (C,O,FIPS)
Gambian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of The Gambia (nation)  ........  The Gambia (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1965
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
republic (C)  ............  established 1970
colony (H)  ............  British, 1843-1866, 1888-1894

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Banjul .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, The Gambia, Banjul municipality) [7000585]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1965
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1965

Sources and Contributors:
Гамбия..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Республика Гамбия..........  [VP]
................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
冈比亚..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
冈比亚共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
غامب اَ..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
جُهور ةًغامب اَ..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
GA00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Gambia..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 102 ff.
.................  ISO Online Browsing Platform (2015-) accessed 21 September 2016
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 426
Gâmbia..........  [VP]
.................  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 672
Gambian..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 14
Gambia, The..........  [VP]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 610
.......................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
Gambia (the)..........  [VP]
.......................  ISO Online Browsing Platform (2015-) accessed 21 September 2016
Gambie..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
GM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
GMB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
Islamic Republic of the Gambia, The..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
ISO270..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
República de Gambia..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Republic of the Gambia..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 426
Republic of The Gambia..........  [VP]
.........................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 601
République de Gambie..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 778
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
The Gambia..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 426
The Islamic Republic of the Gambia..........  [VP]
...........................................................  ISO Online Browsing Platform (2015-) accessed 21 September 2016
The Republic of the Gambia..........  [VP]
...............................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 219
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 601
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 610
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 219
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 102 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766; 778
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 672
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 14
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 426
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 426
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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