Brikama is one of the largest cities in the Gambia, lying south of the country's capital, Banjul. Brikama is the headquarters of the Western Division, being the largest city in the division with a population of over 57,000.
Brikama is also home to numerous educational institutions including The Gambia College, which trains the nation's teachers, and the Regional Education Office for the Western Region of the country. In addition, there are four Secondary Schools (Kinderdorf Bottrop, Kunte Kinte, Maahad, and Methodist Academy) as well as a number of basic cycle schools. Coordinates: 13°16′N16°39′W / 13.267°N 16.650°W / 13.267; -16.650