Bubaque

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Bubaque
Port area of Bubaque
Port area of Bubaque
Bubaque is located in Guinea-Bissau
Bubaque
Bubaque
Location in Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates: 11°17′N 15°50′W / 11.283°N 15.833°W / 11.283; -15.833
Country Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau
Region Bolama Region
District Bubaque District
Area
 • Land 28 sq mi (70 km2)
Population (2008)
 • Total 9,244

Bubaque is one of the Bijagós Islands in Guinea-Bissau, and is also the name of its main town. Population 9,244 (2008 est). [1]

The island is known for its wildlife and is heavily forested. It is linked by ferry to Bissau and has an airstrip. It is also where the Unesco nature reserve headquarters is situated, as well as a museum.[2]

Coordinates: 11°17′N 15°50′W / 11.283°N 15.833°W / 11.283; -15.833

Transportation[edit]

The Bubaque airport serves the island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer, Retrieved on June 16, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/may/21/guinea-bissau-beach-holidays Retrieved on July 18, 2012

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