Coordinates: 11°20′N 16°5′W / 11.333°N 16.083°W
Bolama is an administrative region in Guinea-Bissau, consisting primarily of the Bijagós Archipelago of the country's southern coast, together with a small coastal strip centred on the coastal town of São João. It has an area of 2,624 km2. and a population estimated in 2004 at 27,959. Its capital is Bolama, on the island of the same name.
Sectors of the Bolama Region
Bolama is divided into 3 administrative sectors:
- Bolama, comprising the islands of Bolama and Galinhas, and some adjacent islands in the north-east of the region, together with the coastal strip.
- Bubaque, consisting of various islands including Bubaque, Orangozinho, Meneque, Orango, Soga, Rubane, Roxa and João Viera, all in the south of the Bijagós Archipelago.
- Caravela, consisting of various islands including Caravela, Carache, Uno, Unhacomo, Uracane, Enu, Formosa, Ponta and Maio, all in the north-west of the Bijagós Archipelago.