Brikama

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Brikama
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Nickname(s): 
Satey Ba
Brikama is located in The Gambia
Brikama
Brikama
Location in the Gambia
Coordinates: 13°16′N 16°39′W / 13.267°N 16.650°W / 13.267; -16.650
CountryThe Gambia
DivisionBrikama Local Government Area
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Brikama is one of the largest cities in the Gambia. It is also called 'Satey Ba' by the locals, meaning "big town". It lies southeast of the country's capital, Banjul. Brikama is the headquarters of the Brikama Local Government Area (formerly the Western Division), and is the largest city in the region containing over twenty five wards with a population of over 100,000. Brikama is very rich in culture and is also a center of the Gambian music industry with many famous musicians coming from Brikama.[1]

Brikama is known for wood carving and for its musicians. Local attractions include the Makasutu Culture Forest.

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 several Secondary Schools (Kinderdorf Bottrop, Kabafita junior and senior secondary, Kunte Kinte, St. Vincent, Maahad, and Methodist Academy) as well as a number of basic cycle schools.

Brikama also has its own football club, the Brikama United Football Club.

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  1. ^ Western Division, The Atlas of the Gambia (Columbia University). Retrieved 2012-04-30.