Gabu (town)

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Gabu

Gabu

Nova Lamego
Flag of Gabu
Flag
Coat of arms of Gabu
Coat of arms
Gabu is located in Guinea-Bissau
Gabu
Gabu
Location in Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates: 12°17′0″N 14°13′0″W / 12.28333°N 14.21667°W / 12.28333; -14.21667
CountryFlag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau
RegionGabu Region
Elevation
39 m (128 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total37,525

Gabu is the largest town in eastern Guinea-Bissau and capital of the Gabu Region.

The town is known for its Fula population and dominant Muslim religion. It was originally the centre of the Kaabu empire until the Fouta Djallon came to dominate it in the nineteenth century. Gabu is also known as a market town and a centre for trade with Guinea and Senegal. After the independence of Guiné-Bissau, the city acquired its actual name, replacing the old one, "Nova Lamego".

Coordinates: 12°17′N 14°13′W / 12.283°N 14.217°W / 12.283; -14.217

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