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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.
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(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
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(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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Banjul, Sha'ban 15, 1438, May 11, 2017, SPA -- King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid team has handed over 50 tons of dates as a gift from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Gambia in the presence of the Charge D'Affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Senegal Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Otaibi, a representative of the Saudi Ministry of Finance and Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ousainou Darboe.
L'Entente de Setif entame la defense de son titre continental des cet apres-midi en rendant visite aux Gambiens du Real Banjul en match aller des 16es de finale de la Ligue des champions africaine.
The communique said the route was launched 5 March with two weekly flights on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Gambian capital, Banjul, through Accra, Ghana.
The British tried unsuccessfully to end the slave trade in The Gambia, ultimately establishing the military post of Bathurst (now Banjul) in 1816 to stop slave ships from using the Gambia River to access the Atlantic Ocean.
L'equipe du Maroc n'a pas droit a l'erreur, samedi, a Banjul. La marche vers le Mondial debutera pour le Onze national par la Gambie que les Lions de l'Atlas feraient bien de vaincre pour eviter tout calcul en cette phase de poule.
Bob and his team will be driving 4,000 miles in ten days from Birmingham City Centre to Banjul, Gambia.
Do visit Albert market in Banjul, the ramshackle little capital.
Badjie had been arrested along with the head of the police criminal investigation unit, a former director of immigration and the Indian owners of two supermarkets in the capital, Banjul.
On the same date, the carrier will also start flying to Dakar in Senegal, Banjul in Gambia, Conakry in Guinea and Monrovia in Liberia.
Banjul, Shawwal 15, 1437, July 20, 2016, SPA -- Gambia's main opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and 18 of his supporters were on Wednesday sentenced to three years in jail, the court announced, according to dpa.
C'est avec un moral au beau fixe que la formation setifienne s'est envolee, hier, en direction de la Gambie pour y affronter, samedi, le Real Banjul en match aller des 16es de finale de la Ligue des champions africaine.