Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Banjul, Gambia

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Banjul (formerly Bathurst), officially The City of Banjul, is the capital of The Gambia, and located within the division of the same name. The population of the city proper is only 34,828. The island is connected to the mainland by passenger and vehicle ferries to the north and bridges to the south. In 1816, the British founded Banjul as a trading post and base for suppressing the slave trade. It was first named Bathurst after Henry Bathurst, the secretary of the British Colonial Office, but was changed to Banjul in 1973.

Things to Do

Attractions in the city include the Gambian National Museum, the Albert Market, Banjul State House, Banjul Court House, two cathedrals and several major mosques