Banjul


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Ban·jul

 (bän′jo͞ol′)
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.

Banjul

(bænˈdʒuːl)
n
(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

Ban•jul

(ˈbɑn dʒul)

n.
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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Gambia Bird airline is owned by German airline company, Germania, and is offering a twice a week direct service to the Gambia capital, Banjul, from London Heathrow airport.
Hamad Borhama took part in the grand celebration, held in the Gambian capital Banjul, for the inauguration of President Yahya Jammeh who lately won the presidential election, Kuwait Embassy in Dakar said in a statement on Friday.
Summary: Dakar - Moroccan foreign trade minister, Abdellatif Maazouz, called, Tuesday in Banjul, for cooperation between the Kingdom and Gambia to be strengthened by setting up a preferential trading agreement and a bilateral business council.
Tunisia's football team will play their second leg match within 2 weeks in Banjul.
Continental will place its 'CO' code on selected Brussels Airlines-operated flights between Brussels and nine cities in Europe (Bologna, Italy; Bristol, London/Heathrow and Newcastle in the UK; Hanover, Germany; and Lyons, Marseilles, Paris/Charles de Gaulle and Toulouse, France) and between Brussels and 12 cities in Africa (Accra, Ghana; Banjul, Gambia; Bujumbura, Burundi; Cotonou, Benin; Dakar, Senegal; Douala and Yaounde, Cameroon; Entebbe, Uganda; Kigali, Rwanda; Monrovia, Liberia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso).
But Jammeh's government has built a swanky new airport outside Banjul which has earned the president immense esteem among the people.
The new airline will serve Banjul, Dakar, Abidjan, Bamako, Ouagadougou, Cotonou, Lagos, Accra, Douala, Libreville, Kinshasa, Brazzaville through two banks of flights.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced after a meeting with his Gambian counterpart in Banjul, the capital city of Gambia, that Iran and the African state have reached good agreements on mutual cooperation.
Mr Fulton, a former British Army Major, originally from Troon, Scotland, is being held in a high security jail outside the capital, Banjul, described as a "tough" former colonial jail built during the days of the British Empire.
Mr Fulton, 60, a former British Army Major, originally from Troon, Scotland, is being held in a cell at Mile Two prison, a high security jail outside the capital Banjul, described as a "tough" former colonial jail built during the days of the British Empire.
SPECIALIST tour operator, The Gambia Experience, have released their latest brochure featuring a new Glasgow to Banjul flight service.
A new microwave link will be installed between The Gambia's capital, Banjul, and Kaolack in Senegal with fibre-optic connectivity to Dakar.