Gabú

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For other uses, see Gabú (disambiguation).
For the empire, see Kaabu.
Gabú
Gabú
Nova Lamego
Flag of Gabú
Flag
Coat of arms of Gabú
Coat of arms
Gabú is located in Guinea-Bissau
Gabú
Gabú
Location in Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates: 12°17′N 14°13′W / 12.283°N 14.217°W / 12.283; -14.217
Country Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau
Region Gabú Region
Elevation 39 m (128 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37,525

Gabú is the largest town in eastern Guinea-Bissau and capital of the Gabú Region. Population 14,336 (2008 est).[1]

The town is known for its Fula population and dominant Muslim religion. It was originally the centre of the Kaabu empire until the Fouta Djallon came to dominate it in the nineteenth century. Gabú is also known as a market town and a centre for trade with Guinea and Senegal. After the independence of Guiné-Bissau, the city acquired its actual name, replacing the old one, "Nova Lamego".

Coordinates: 12°17′N 14°13′W / 12.283°N 14.217°W / 12.283; -14.217

References[edit]

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