Bubaque

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Bubaque
Port area of Bubaque
Port area of Bubaque
Bubaque is located in Guinea-Bissau
Bubaque
Bubaque
Location in Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates: 11°17′N 15°50′W / 11.283°N 15.833°W / 11.283; -15.833
CountryGuinea-Bissau
RegionBolama Region
SectorBubaque
Area
 • Land70 km2 (28 sq mi)
Population
(2009)[1]
 • Total6,427
Time zoneUTC(UTC-0) (GMT)

Coordinates: 11°17′N 15°50′W / 11.283°N 15.833°W / 11.283; -15.833

Bubaque is one of the Bijagós Islands in Guinea-Bissau, and is also the name of its main town. The island has a population of 6,427, the town Bubaque 4,299 (2009 census).[1] The area of the island is 75 km², it is 13.6 km long and 8 km wide.

The island is known for its wildlife and is heavily forested. It is also where the Unesco nature reserve headquarters is situated, as well as a museum.[2]

Transportation[edit]

The Bubaque airport serves the island. A weekly ferry runs to Bissau from Bubaque's port. All transportation on the island itself is done by motorbike or on foot.

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