Bafatá

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Bafatá
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Bafatá is located in Guinea-Bissau
Bafatá
Bafatá
Location in Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates: 12°10′19″N 14°39′27″W / 12.17194°N 14.65750°W / 12.17194; -14.65750Coordinates: 12°10′19″N 14°39′27″W / 12.17194°N 14.65750°W / 12.17194; -14.65750
Country Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau
Admin. Region Bafatá Region
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 34,760

Bafatá is a town in central Guinea-Bissau, known as the birthplace of Amílcar Cabral. The town has a population of 22,501 (2008 est).[1]

It lies in an area known for its wildlife, including monkeys. Bafatá’s main industry is brickmaking. It is the capital of Bafatá Region as well as the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bafatá.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer, Retrieved on June 16, 2008