Stephen Cioffi : Gambia is the smallest Country on the
Continent of Africa. It's total area of 11,300 sq. km. is
bordered on the west by the North Atlantic ocean and on the North
, East and South by Senegal. The climate is tropical ; hot &
rainy from June to Nov. ; Cooler & drier from Nov. to May.
The population of Gambia is est. @ 1,336,320 . The Ethnic back ground of Gambia is 99% African and only 1% non African. The official language of Gambia is English although Mandinka , Wolof and Fula is also spoken.
Gambia became independent from Britain ( UK ) on Feb. 18 , 1965. Although Gambia and Senegal signed an agreement on 12/12/1981 which formed a confederation called Senegambia , it was dissolved on Sept.,30,1989.
Oval : WAG
ISO : GM
License plates in Gambia are owner supplied and are mostly of the British or French design and as follows :
passenger series are white on black and are currently
G3A since 1994
G2A since 1991
G1A from 1982-1991
GA from 1962-1984
Previous prefixes include GO , G , O
Temporary plates Red on White with a serial # of up to 5 digits preceded with ITG
Taxis plates up until 1978 were of normal registration but colored red on white. Since 1978 Taxis plates are currently black on yellow.
Dealer plates are prefixed with GD and followed with a very low serial # . Plates are either red on white or white on black.
Official vehicles have normal registrations and are prefixed as follows:
GG for Government Officials
SH for State House
GNA for Gambian National Army
GPF........HQ for Police Head Quarters
GPF........BJL for Banjul Police
GPF........BRK for Brikama Police
plates start with a coded prefix denoting the Embassy or
Organization , followed by a serial # and ending with
CMD for Ambassador
CD for Diplomatic corps
TA for Technical aide
TC for Technical co-operative
Diplomatic plates can either be yellow on green or white on red
Diplomatic codes :
|DPRK||KOREA||GRS||GAMBIA RIVER IMPROVEMENT ORG|
|EEC||EUROPEAN UNION||ITC||INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER|
|FAO||FOOD & AGRICULTURE ORGAN.||NATAG||NIGERIAN ARMY TECH ASSIST|
|FRG||GERMANY||PRC||PEOPLES REP OF CHINA|
|NIG||NIGERIA||PRRG||POPULAR REV.REP. OF GUINEA|
|PLO||P.L.O||SOS||SAVE OUR SOULS CHILD.VILLAGE|
|SEN||SENEGAL||SPLAJ||SOC.PEOPLES LIBYAN ARAB JAMAH|
|UK||UNITED KINGDOM||USPC||UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS|
|UN||UNITED NATION||AFPRC||ARMED FORCES PROV.RULING COUN|
|USA||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA||CE||COUNCIL OF EUROPE|
|ABD||AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK||MANR||MIN.OF AGRICULT.&NATURAL RES.|
|CRS||CATHOLIC RELIEF SOCIETY||CFTC||COM.FUND FOR TECH CO-OP|
|EFPA||EUROPEAN FOOD PROD. AGEN.||JICA||JAPANESE FISH CANNING AGENCY|
Motorcycles are prefixed with the letter M and followed by a serial number. Plates are white on black .