Jufureh

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Jufureh
The Albreda-Jufureh archway
The Albreda-Jufureh archway
Jufureh is located in Gambia
Jufureh
Jufureh
Location in the Gambia
Coordinates: 13°20′19″N 16°22′57″W / 13.33861°N 16.38250°W / 13.33861; -16.38250
Country The Gambia
Division North Bank Division
District Upper Niumi
Elevation 82 ft (25 m)

Jufureh, Juffureh or Juffure is a town in the Gambia, located 30 kilometers inland on the north bank of the River Gambia in the North Bank Division near James Island. The town is home to a museum and Fort Jillifree.

Jufureh is best known for its appearance in Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. A family claiming to be the descendants of Kunta Kinte still resides here.[citation needed]

In 1651 a small plot of land from the village was leased by the Duke of Courland from the king of Kombo, as part of the Couronian colonization of Africa.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hughes, Arnold; Perfect, David (2008). Historical Dictionary of The Gambia. Plymouth, United Kingdom: Scarecrow Press. pp. 43–44. ISBN 0-8108-5825-8. 

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Coordinates: 13°20′19″N 16°22′57″W / 13.33861°N 16.38250°W / 13.33861; -16.38250