Gambia Country Quiz

🇬🇲 Can you guess these facts about the country of Gambia?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedSeptember 26, 2019
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Capital of Gambia
Banjul
Official language
English
Only bordering country
Senegal
Gambia is built on the edges of this river
Gambia River
Country in which that river starts
Guinea
Name one of the three dominant ethnic groups of Gambia
Mandinka | Fula | Wolof
Country Gambia was a colony of between 1821–1965
United Kingdom
Major empire Gambia was part of between c. 1230–1670
Mali Empire
"Laughing" African mammal that is country's national animal
Spotted Hyena
Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa. This country comes next.
Eswatini
Religion to which 95% of the Gambian population belongs
Islam
The shape of Gambia has the largest ratio of ____ to ____ of all countries in the world.
(Hint: Chile has the smallest ratio)
Width to Height
Gambia is known by this name
The Smiling Coast
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Level 51
Jun 7, 2020
The last question was a sweet one
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Level 81
Jun 8, 2020
I have GOT to start trying the country name for mountains and rivers in these quizzes. I can't tell you how many times I've kicked myself for that!
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Level 63
Jun 12, 2020
Please accept "Length to width" and other things as well. I tried so many before getting it right.
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Level 70
Jun 13, 2020
Same, but I didn't get it right after so many tries
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Level 50
Nov 20, 2020
Same! I wasted so much time trying to see which iteration of length and width worked.
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Level 83
Jun 19, 2020
Same. Could use a few more options.
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2020
Yes please.
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Level 63
Sep 18, 2020
i agree ... width to height makes no sense
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Level 62
Sep 28, 2020
Yes, please. I never got it, despite knowing exactly what the answer is - I just didn't happen upon the specific phrase the quiz wanted. My first try was "length to height," sounds like that's a pretty common one.
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Level 71
Sep 29, 2020
Completely agree, height is not really part of the ratio as I would view that in the third dimension, i.e. elevation. On a 2D map it's really about length and width. I knew the answer wanted, but didn't pick the right word so I'd say more options need to be accepted.
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Level 71
Nov 5, 2020
Absolutely. And this still hasn't been corrected. "Height" is just wrong. It does not mean north-south distance at all.
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Level 72
Nov 19, 2020
Thank you. All of those height quizzes need corrected
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2020
Ditto
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Level 63
Jul 22, 2020
The width to height ratio is a very strange question, and it is unclear what the question is asking, let alone what the answer might be. I mean, how high is The Gambia exactly? Is it only as high as a nimbostratus cloud, or is it as high as a cirrus? Do you mean longitudinal distance v. latitudinal distance? ... Incidentally, I enjoy your country quizzes very much :)
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2020
It does give a hint that Chile has the smallest such ratio, which should make it quite apparent (to people who roughly know the shape of Chile and/or Gambia). I got it before I saw the hint.
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Level 64
Oct 5, 2020
can you accept width to length?
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Level 53
Oct 29, 2020
Length and height are the same in this question, because if you are looking at the country, width to height (or width to length) makes the most sense.
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Level 65
Nov 19, 2020
They're not. Height goes up from the ground. That's why the average height of a man is 5'9" and not 13 inches. Length and width are the dimensions the question is asking for. I don't particularly mind "height and width" being an accepted alternate, but it really should accept "length," which is the most correct answer.
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Level 72
Nov 19, 2020
In geography, length tends to be North-South and width tends to be East-West. Height is almost always elevation
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Level 59
Nov 19, 2020
Wikipedia: "Height is measure of vertical distance, either vertical extent (how "tall" something or someone is) or vertical position (how "high" a point is)." So height is wrong here, the north-south distance is length.
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Level 83
Nov 19, 2020
Only missed the three least-guessed.
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Level 67
Nov 19, 2020
Just a little remark, this question is not quite grammatical:

"Laughing" African mammal that is country's national animal

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Level 36
Nov 19, 2020
I think the "smallest country in mainland Africa" question could be rewritten.
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Level 65
Nov 19, 2020
Please add length to height. I didn't think the problem was that I was using the wrong synonum.
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Level 59
Nov 19, 2020
I tried length/width and then east/west and finally got it with longitude/latitude.