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Banjul

(bän`jo͝ol), formerly

Bathurst

(băth`ərst), port city (1993 pop. 42,407), capital of The Gambia, situated on St. Mary's Island where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean. It is the only large urban area in The Gambia and is the country's economic and administrative center. Its port handles oceangoing ships. Banjul's chief export is peanuts; beeswax, palm kernels and oil, and skins and hides are also shipped. Peanut processing is the chief industry. The city was founded by the British on the site of an anchorage in 1816 as a trading post and a base for suppressing the slave trade.

Banjul

the capital of The Gambia, a port at the mouth of the Gambia River. Pop.: 392 000 (2005 est.)
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