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Districts of the Gambia

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politics and government of
the Gambia

The Gambia is subdivided into 43 districts. They are listed below, by Local Government Area (previously Regions, known as Divisions until 2007), each with its population at the 15 April 2013 Census (provisional returns).[1]

The former Banjul Region is now divided into two Local Government Areas (LGAs) - Banjul City (which is now subdivided into 3 districts) and Kanifing (consisting of a single district).

The former Central River Division is now divided into two LGAs - Kuntaur LGA in the west and Janjanbureh LGA in the east.

Each of the other former Divisions has now become a LGA with no change in extent (although each was renamed after its administrative centre).


  • Banjul LGA 1
  • Kanifing LGA 2
  • Brikama LGA 3
  • Janjanbureh LGA 4
  • Kuntaur LGA 5
  • Mansakonko LGA 6
  • Kerewan LGA 7
  • Basse LGA 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Banjul LGA

Districts of Banjul

This Local Government Area encompasses the City of Banjul, consisting of the island of that name (previously called St Mary's Island).

  • Banjul South (8,270)
  • Banjul Central (11,697)
  • Banjul North (11,334)

Kanifing LGA

This district is the mainland extension of Banjul City, comprising the majority of Greater Banjul. It's coloured yellow on the map above.

Brikama LGA

Districts of Western Division

(previously the Western Division)

Janjanbureh LGA

Districts of Central River Division

(previously the eastern half of the former Central River Division)

Kuntaur LGA

(previously the western half of the former Central River Division)

Mansakonko LGA

Districts of Lower River Division

(previously the Lower River Division)

Kerewan LGA

Districts of North Bank Division

(previously the North Bank Division)

Basse LGA

Districts of Upper River Division

(previously the Upper River Division)

See also


  1. ^ Official Census, Gambia Bureau of Statistics, 2013.

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