Catholic Church


Republic of The Gambia (Gambia)


Also known as: Gambia (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski, latine), la Gambie (français), Gâmbia (Português), 甘比亞 (正體中文), ガンビア (日本語)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Banjul

Area: 10120 km²

Population: 2,051,363

Saints: 1 Blessed

Religions: Muslim 95.7%, Christian 4.2%, none 0.1%, no response 0.1%

Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

Ethnic Groups: Mandinka/Jahanka 34%, Fulani/Tukulur/Lorobo 22.4%, Wolof 12.6%, Jola/Karoninka 10.7%, Serahuleh 6.6%, Serer 3.2%, Manjago 2.1%, Bambara 1%, Creole/Aku Marabout 0.7%, other 0.9%, non-Gambian 5.2%, no answer 0.6%

Motto: Progress, Peace, Prosperity (English)

Neighbouring Countries: Senegal Senegal

Circumscriptions (2): Dioceses (2)

Roman Rite (1): Banjul

Maronite Church (1): Annunciation of Ibadan

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Gambia Archbishop Dagoberto Campos Salas (54)

Conference of Bishops: Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone (ITCABIC) Link Bishop Charles Allieu Matthew Campbell (59)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.) LinkLink Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (62)

as of 2021.01.01

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