Lamin is a town located in the of . It should not be confused with the larger city of Lamin located in the Western Division near the national capital, .

Localities in the Area

is a historic settlement in on the north bank of the Gambia River, variously described as a 'trading post' or a 'slave fort'. is situated 5 km east of Lamin. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 1.0.

is a small town in the Gambia on the North Bank of the Gambia River, most famous as the reputed origin of Alex Haley's ancestor Kunta Kinte, as described in Haley's novel Roots. Photo: N3ddo!, CC BY 2.0.

is a town in western . It is located in District in the . is situated 6 km northwest of Lamin.


13.352° or 13° 21' 7.1" north
-16.4316° or 16° 25' 53.6" west
15 metres (49 feet)
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node 2674616920
Geo­Names ID
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  • Chinese: 拉明
  • Dutch: Lamin, North Bank Division, Gambia
  • English: Lamin, North Bank Division, Gambia
  • English: Lamin, North Bank Division
  • French: Lamin
  • German: Lamin
  • Romanian: Lamin, North Bank, Gambia

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