The main street in Farafenni
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The population of Farafenni is around 30,000 and the main local language is Wolof, although Mandinka, Fula and other languages are also fairly common.
Farafenni is the site of a recently built hospital and also contains a large military base which was attacked in 1995 by half-a-dozen men later claiming to be Sanyang's collaborators.
It is sometimes called Chakubanta or Faracity.
There is only one senior secondary school, called: Farafenni Senior Secondary School; two junior Secondary: Farafenni Junior Secondary School, and Angelican Junior Secondary School. Both located in the Outskirt of the town; and two primary Schools, namely: Farafenni Lower Basic School, and Mauritani Lower Basic School. Farafenni Upper Basic School is sponsored by John Cabot Academy in Bristol, UK.
Farafenni is a commercial town, were transactions are carried out in various commercial sectors. It has one big market situated opposite Farafenni Gamtel, and nearby there are shops and a small market on Kerewan Highway. Both markets serve the needs of the inhabitants. There is also a weekly market called lumo. The lumo place is located at the outskirts of the town, adjacent to the Farafenni Mini Stadium.
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