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Barra in the region of North Bank with it's 5,323 inhabitants is a place in Gambia - some 3 mi (or 5 km) North-East of Banjul, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Barra is now 06:51 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Banjul" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Ziguinchor, Saint-Louis, Kolda, Kaolack, Dakar or Kanuma. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Grass dancer in Banjul The Gambia

00:32 min ( June 19, 2008 by TED000)
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This short video clip was taken on the morning of 29 March 2008 after Holland America Line's Prinsendam docked at Banjul, The Gambia


02:00 min ( July 05, 2007 by tomswindell)
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I shot this video the first time i had been to Afirca 2002. Gambia

Hustle and bustle on the Banjul to Barra...

02:05 min ( December 23, 2012 by arubiadebs1)
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How many people, animals and transport can you fit onto a ferry?!? The infamous Banjul to Barra ferry in The Gambia

Aankomst ferry in Barra

04:28 min ( December 04, 2010 by radboutdct)
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Aankomst ferry in Barra, The Gambia. 25 november 2010

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Interesting facts about this location

Barra, Gambia

Barra is the non-traditional name of Niumi, the Gambia. Although Mandinka-speaking Africans always referred to the state along the north bank of the Gambia River's estuary as Niumi, not everyone did. For a long time it was called "Barra" in the creolized trade language of the river, and between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries British and French records use "Barra" or "Bar" more frequently than "Niumi".

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 13.48, -16.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Gambia River, Populated places in the Gambia, Serer country

Gambia River

The Gambia River is a major river in West Africa, running 1,130 kilometres from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea westward through Senegal and the Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Banjul. It is navigable for about half that length. The river is strongly associated with the Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, which consists of little more than the downstream half of the river and its two banks.

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Located at 13.48, -16.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Banjul, Gambia River, International rivers of Africa, Rivers of Guinea, Rivers of Senegal, Rivers of the Gambia

Geography of the Gambia

The Gambia is a very small and narrow country with the border based on the Gambia River. The country is less than 48 km wide at its greatest width. The country's present boundaries were defined in 1889 after an agreement between the United Kingdom and France. It is often claimed by Gambians that the distance of the borders from the Gambia River correspond to the area that British naval cannon of the time could reach from the river's channel.

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Located at 13.48, -16.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Geography of the Gambia

State House of the Gambia

The State House is the official residence of the president of the Gambia. It was built in colonial days and was the residence of the governor of the Gambia. Then known as the Government House, it became the residence of the Governor General following Independence before republic status was attained. According to current president Yahya Jammeh, the British did not build the state house.

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Located at 13.48, -16.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:British Gambia, Government Houses of the British Empire and Commonwealth, Official residences in the Gambia, Presidential palaces

National Assembly of the Gambia

The National Assembly is the legislative branch of government in the Gambia.

More reading: National Assembly of the Gambia homepage
Located at 13.48, -16.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Government of the Gambia, National legislatures, Politics of the Gambia, Unicameral legislatures