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Africa's 'smiling coast'

FEATURING the theme of "Changing Our Cities for a Better Life," Gambia celebrates its National Pavilion Day today.

Gambia is one of the smallest countries in Africa, bordered to the north, east, and south by Senegal and with a small coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The country has a population of more than 1.6 million.

In order to maintain a harmonious relationship between man and nature, and realize the goal of building it into an urbanized country by 2020, Gambia has laid great emphasis on the construction of infrastructure.

This includes roads, telecommunications, power plants and ensuring a clean water supply. Gambia will continue its efforts to reduce the urban-rural gap and promote coordinated development between its cities and countryside.

The entrance to the pavilion is a simulation of Arch 22, a gate leading to the heart of Banjul, the capital.

Passing the arch and entering the pavilion, you will be impressed with the blue seawater in the center, the sail boats, beach chairs and umbrellas, fully exposed to the charm of this "smiling coast of Africa."

The pavilion is split into two areas with one focusing on natural life while the other looks at urban life.


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