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MAKE 96.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Gambia, The  GAMBIA, THE ($2,000.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Gambia, The, that number is $2,000.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Gambia, The GDP

LIVE 15.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Gambia, The  GAMBIA, THE (64.36 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Gambia, The, the average life expectancy is 64.36.
Category: United States vs. Gambia, The life expectancy

CONSUME 99.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Gambia, The  GAMBIA, THE (111 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Gambia, The, it is 111 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Gambia, The electricity consumption

BE 2.2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Gambia, The  GAMBIA, THE (1.3% of people)
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That's 116.7% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gambia, The, that number is 1.3%.
Category: United States vs. Gambia, The AIDS percentage

BE 10.66 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Gambia, The  GAMBIA, THE (65.74 per 1000 infants)
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That's 965.5% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Gambia, The, on the other hand, there are a total of 65.74 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Gambia, The infant mortality

HAVE 2.37 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Gambia, The  GAMBIA, THE (31.75 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 136.6% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Gambia, The, however, there are a total of 31.75 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Gambia, The birth rate

BE 3.21 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Gambia, The  GAMBIA, THE (48.4% of people)
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That's 220.5% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Gambia, The, 48.4% are.
Category: United States vs. Gambia, The poverty

SEE A 99.6% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Gambia, The  GAMBIA, THE (80km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Gambia, The has a total of 80 km.
Category: United States vs. Gambia, The coastline

At a Glance: Gambia, The

  • Land Area: ~11 thousand sq km (United States is ~870 times bigger than Gambia, The)
  • Population: ~2 million people (317 million more people live in United States)

How big is Gambia, The compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Gambia, The (11,295 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Gambia, The

Gambia, The is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 11,295 sq km. The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2011.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).