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Ferries sail from Banjul to Barra
Barra, Gambia
Barra is the non-traditional name of Niumi, The Gambia.Although Mandinka-speaking Africans always referred to the state along the north bank of the Gambia River's estuary as Niumi, not everyone did...

. The city is served by the Banjul International Airport
Banjul International Airport
Banjul International Airport also known as Yundum International is the international airport of Banjul, capital of The Gambia.In 2004, the airport served 967,719 passengers....

. Banjul is on the Trans–West African Coastal Highway connecting it to Dakar
Dakar is the capital city and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city on the African mainland...

 and Bissau
Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. The city's borders are conterminous with the Bissau Autonomous Sector. In 2007, the city had an estimated population of 407,424 according to the Instituto Nacional de Estatística e Censos...

, and will eventually provide a paved highway link to 11 other nations of ECOWAS.

Banjul International Airport was one of the primary Transoceanic Abort Landing (TAL) sites for the Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
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. It was selected in September 1987, replacing a TAL site at Dakar, Senegal, due to runway deficiencies and geographic hazards there. Banjul was closed as a TAL site in November 2002, although it was used for the STS-125
STS-125, or HST-SM4 , was the fifth and final space shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope .Launch occurred on 11 May 2009 at 2:01 pm EDT...

 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by a Space Shuttle in 1990 and remains in operation. A 2.4 meter aperture telescope in low Earth orbit, Hubble's four main instruments observe in the near ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared...

 in 2009.


Banjul Division (Greater Banjul Area) is divided into two district
Districts are a type of administrative division, in some countries managed by a local government. They vary greatly in size, spanning entire regions or counties, several municipalities, or subdivisions of municipalities.-Austria:...

  • Banjul
  • Kanifing

Sister cities

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) Grimsby
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United Kingdom
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) Newark, New Jersey
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 (United States
United States
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). Taipei
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, (Taiwan
Republic of China
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) since 1997.

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