Which country is Serekunda?
Gambia’s capital Banjul is located at the wide mouth of the Gambia River on a narrow alluvial peninsula. The port is large; there is also room for powerful cargo ships. But the city is small: 50,000 inhabitants.
The British colonialists founded the city in 1868 as “Bathurst” to settle freed slaves there. Today, their descendants form the leading upper middle class in the Gambia’s capital.
Meanwhile, Bathurst has long been renamed “Banjul”; in one of the native languages this means “bamboo Island”. Banjul is bordered by mangrove swamps that are difficult to pass; this limits the growth of the 50,000-soul metropolis.
Your guide to Serrekunda
Serrekunda is the secret capital of the Gambia and has long since become the economic center of the Gambia. The bustling metropolis was built west of the capital Banjul. With its approximately 400,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city in the Gambia. Serrekunda is certainly not the prettiest town. Nevertheless, the bustling city is worth a visit. This is where modern African life takes place and you get authentic insights into the everyday life of the Gambians. Serekunda is also home to the country’s largest market.
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