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Satey Ba
Brikama is located in The Gambia
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
 • Total77,700
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Location of the Brikama Local Government Area in the Gambia

Brikama is one of the largest cities in the Gambia. It is also called 'Satey Ba' by the locals, meaning "big town". It lies southwest 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. As per the 2013 census, the population of Brikama LGA is 730,895.[2]


In August 2006, Brikama Power Station was inaugurated in August 2006 by President Yahya Jammeh.[3]


Brikama is known for wood carving. It is the center of the Gambian music industry with many famous musicians coming from Brikama.[4] Local attractions include the Makasutu Culture Forest, craft market.[citation needed]


Brikama is 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 and Islamic schools.[citation needed]


Brikama has its own football club, the Brikama United Football Club.[5]


  1. ^ "Population of Cities in Gambia (2021)". Archived from the original on 23 September 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Distribution of Population by Gender and LGA". GBoS. 20 September 2017. Archived from the original on 16 March 2023. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  3. ^ Dibba, Lamin D. (10 March 2008). "inFOCUS Brikama Power Station". WOW. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  4. ^ Western Division, The Atlas of the Gambia (Columbia University). Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  5. ^ "Brikama United FC Stats". Retrieved 18 January 2024.

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