Gambia largest city but also the least-populated capital on the African mainland, Banjul was founded in 1816 and became national capital in 1965. Gambia’s commercial and transportation centre, it has become very popular as a package holiday destination with British and other European visitors. The main tourist and business centres are around Bakau, Fajara, Kotu and Serrekunda. Banjul sits on an island and is dotted with fading colonial structures. This unconventional capital city is home to a busy harbour and market that show urban Africa at its best.