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The Gambia, officially the Republic of the Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It has a Western Coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, but apart from that is entirely surrounded by Senegal. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa.
Unlike many of its west Africa neighbours, Gambia has enjoyed long spells of stability since independence. However, stability doesn’t necessarily mean great things. Despite the large Gambia River running through the country, a measly amount of the land is arable. They predominantly export one crop - peanuts.
The dalasi is the currency of the Gambia, which may be subdivided into 100 bututs. The dalasi was adopted in 1971. It replaced the Gambian pound at a rate of 1 pound = 5 dalasis.
The name dalasi derives from dala, a nickname of the 5 French West African franc note, which originally derived from dollar. The subdivisions of the dalasi, the butut, is from Wolof (the language of Senegal) butuut, meaning small thing.
The Gambian Dalasi is the official currency of the Republic of The Gambia. The ISO 4217 currency code for the Gambian Dalasi is GMD.