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Buba is located in Guinea-Bissau
Location in Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates: 11°35′24″N 14°59′24″W / 11.59000°N 14.99000°W / 11.59000; -14.99000
Country Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau
Region Quinara Region
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 8,556

Buba is the largest city in southern Guinea-Bissau, lying on the Rio Grande de Buba, near the Contanhez National Park. It has a population 6,815 (2008 est).[1]

During his presidency, former President of Guinea-Bissau Kumba Yala planned to move the capital city to Buba.[2] Those plans have been dropped since he was deposed in a coup d'état. Construction is under way for a deepwater port that could host three 70-tonne vessels at any given time. It is being built by Angola Bauxite in order to export bauxite.[3]

The Portuguese constructed an army camp in Buba, which, shortly after independence, was used as the headquarters for a Dutch Foreign Aid Project aimed at providing the villages of Quinara and Tombali with safe drinking water. The construction of a plywood factory through Swedish Foreign Aid in 1982 boosted the economy and growth of Buba, as it installed a steam engine which produced enough electricity to supply the whole town.[citation needed]


Coordinates: 11°35′N 15°00′W / 11.583°N 15.000°W / 11.583; -15.000