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The Gambia

Commonwealth realm
Flag of None 1965–1970 Flag of the Gambia
Flag of the Gambia Coat of Arms of the Gambia
Motto
Progress, Peace, Prosperity
Anthem
For The Gambia Our Homeland
Map of the Gambia
CapitalBanjul
Government Constitutional monarchy
Queen
- 1965-1970Elizabeth II
Governor-General
- 1965-1966Sir John Warburton Paul
- 1966-1970Farimang Mamadi Singhateh
Prime Minister
- 1965-1970David Kairaba Jawara
History
October 3, 1963 Self-Rule achieved
February 18, 1965Established
April 24, 1970Republic declared
Commonwealth accessionFebruary 18, 1965
Area10,380 km²
CurrencyDalasi
Flag of None Colony and Protectorate of The Gambia Gambia Flag of the Gambia
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The Gambia (1965-1970) was a constitutional monarchy in Western Africa. It was also one of the Commonwealth realms.


Background

The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965.[1]

Queen

  • Elizabeth II () (February 18, 1965 - April 24, 1970)

Governor-General

  • Sir John Warburton Paul () (February 18, 1965 - February 9, 1966)
  • Farimang Mamadi Singhateh () (February 9, 1966 - April 24, 1970)

Prime Minister

  • David Kairaba Jawara () (February 18, 1965 - April 24, 1970)

Nation

Gambian Polities

Neighbouring Nations

References

  1. The CIA World Factbook: Introduction - Background

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