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The capital and largest city of Gambia, on an island at the mouth of the Gambia River on the Atlantic Ocean. Founded as a trading post by the British in 1816, it was known as Bathurst until 1973.


(Placename) the capital of The Gambia, a port at the mouth of the Gambia River. Pop: 392 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1973): Bathurst


(ˈbɑn dʒul)

the capital of The Gambia. 44,188.
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Noun1.Banjul - a port city and capital of GambiaBanjul - a port city and capital of Gambia  
Gambia, Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia - a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
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There was a blackout on Gambian state radio and TV and the capital city of Banjul was in lockdown.
31, 2014, SPA -- Gambian President Yahya Jame'a returned to the capital of Gambia Banjul this evening hours after an aborted coup attempt to throw him.
In reference to the reports that indicate that the situation in Banjul is calm, he called in a statement for all parties to exercise restraint and to refrain from further violence.
Gunfire erupted in Gambia's capital Banjul overnight and soldiers blocked the bridge that provides access to the centre of the seaside city on Tuesday morning, residents said.
A year later an agreement with France established the present boundaries, and The Gambia became a British Crown Colony, divided for administrative purposes into the colony (city of Banjul and the surrounding area) and the protectorate (remainder of the territory).
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The governor of the capital, Banjul, and a number of Gambian officials welcomed the initiative as a step towards improving children's conditions in the area.
BANJUL (TAP) - Gambia's government will cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan with immediate effect, a statement from President Yahya Jammeh's office said on Thursday.