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Brikama Chapan
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Brikama Chapan is located in The Gambia
Brikama Chapan
Brikama Chapan
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,also called as 'SATEY BA' by the locals meaning big Settlement, lying south of the country's capital, Banjul. Brikama is the headquarters of the Brikama Local Government Area (formerly the Western Division), being the largest city in the division with a population of over 57,000. Brikama is the birth place of the Gambian music industry with most of the famous musician hailing from Brikama. The likes of Jaliba Kuyateh a prominent 'Korra' player, Lamin Singhateh known by his stage name ST a rapper, Benjamin a rapper and many numerous young artist on the rise.[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 five Secondary Schools (Kinderdorf Bottrop, Kunte Kinte, st.vincent, Maahad, and Methodist Academy) as well as a number of basic cycle schools. Coordinates: 13°16′N 16°39′W / 13.267°N 16.650°W / 13.267; -16.650

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