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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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The 8th WAMZ Trade Ministers Forum was constituted during the WAMZ Convergence Council of Ministers and Governors of the Central Banks at the 17th Meeting in Banjul, The Gambia on May 6, 2005 as a means of expanding the work programme for the West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) to include trade integration and regional development.
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