Gambia Country Quiz

🇬🇲 Can you guess these facts about the country of Gambia?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedSeptember 26, 2019
Times taken9,868
Average score69.2%
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Capital of Gambia
Official language
Only bordering country
Gambia is built on the edges of this river
Gambia River
Country in which that river starts
Name one of the three dominant ethnic groups of Gambia
Mandinka | Fula | Wolof
Country Gambia was a colony of between 1821–1965
United Kingdom
Major empire Gambia was part of between c. 1230–1670
Mali Empire
"Laughing" African mammal that is country's national animal
Spotted Hyena
Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa. This country comes next.
Religion to which 95% of the Gambian population belongs
The shape of Gambia has the largest ratio of ____ to ____ of all countries in the world.
(Hint: Chile has the smallest ratio)
Width to Height
Gambia is known by this name
The Smiling Coast
Level 63
Jun 7, 2020
The last question was a sweet one
Level 83
Jun 8, 2020
I have GOT to start trying the country name for mountains and rivers in these quizzes. I can't tell you how many times I've kicked myself for that!
Level 72
Jun 12, 2020
Please accept "Length to width" and other things as well. I tried so many before getting it right.
Level 73
Jun 13, 2020
Same, but I didn't get it right after so many tries
Level 57
Nov 20, 2020
Same! I wasted so much time trying to see which iteration of length and width worked.
Level 87
Jun 19, 2020
Same. Could use a few more options.
Level 76
Aug 5, 2020
Yes please.
Level 69
Sep 18, 2020
i agree ... width to height makes no sense
Level 73
Sep 28, 2020
Yes, please. I never got it, despite knowing exactly what the answer is - I just didn't happen upon the specific phrase the quiz wanted. My first try was "length to height," sounds like that's a pretty common one.
Level 76
Sep 29, 2020
Completely agree, height is not really part of the ratio as I would view that in the third dimension, i.e. elevation. On a 2D map it's really about length and width. I knew the answer wanted, but didn't pick the right word so I'd say more options need to be accepted.
Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
Absolutely. And this still hasn't been corrected. "Height" is just wrong. It does not mean north-south distance at all.
Level 61
Mar 12, 2022
Agree. "Height" is nonsensical.
Level 69
Oct 5, 2020
can you accept width to length?
Level 58
Oct 29, 2020
Length and height are the same in this question, because if you are looking at the country, width to height (or width to length) makes the most sense.
Level 67
Nov 19, 2020
They're not. Height goes up from the ground. That's why the average height of a man is 5'9" and not 13 inches. Length and width are the dimensions the question is asking for. I don't particularly mind "height and width" being an accepted alternate, but it really should accept "length," which is the most correct answer.
Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
Wikipedia: "Height is measure of vertical distance, either vertical extent (how "tall" something or someone is) or vertical position (how "high" a point is)." So height is wrong here, the north-south distance is length.
Level 87
Nov 19, 2020
Only missed the three least-guessed.
Level 69
Nov 19, 2020
Just a little remark, this question is not quite grammatical:

"Laughing" African mammal that is country's national animal

Level 52
Nov 19, 2020
I think the "smallest country in mainland Africa" question could be rewritten.
Level 69
Nov 19, 2020
Please add length to height. I didn't think the problem was that I was using the wrong synonum.
Level 64
Nov 19, 2020
I tried length/width and then east/west and finally got it with longitude/latitude.
Level 71
Dec 19, 2020
Got my Country Trivia badge with this gem of a country. Smiles all round!
Level 64
Apr 28, 2021
Senegal and Gambia actually really look like a face smiling!
Level 51
May 11, 2022
count length as well please