Roxa

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Roxa
(Canhabaque)
Insula Roxa.png
Satellite view
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Roxa (Canhabaque) is located in Guinea-Bissau
Roxa (Canhabaque)
Roxa
(Canhabaque)
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Archipelago Bissagos Islands
Area 111 km2 (43 sq mi)
Length 20 km (12 mi)
Width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Administration
Guinea-Bissau
Demographics
Population c. 3 500
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Roxa or Canhabaque is an island in the Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau. Its area is 111 square kilometres (43 sq mi) and is 20 kilometres (12 mi) long and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) wide. Almost the entire island is made up of mangrove forests.[1] Anagaru (Anagaro), Anchurupi, Bana, Egubane and Porcos are its surrounding islets located nearly 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north.[2] Its current population is around 3,000 to 4,000 and may have reached 5,000. Each village consists of a unity of social independence.[citation needed]

About the island[edit]

The island consists of 19 smaller villages and are: Anchurupi, Ambeno, Ambiur (Ambiour), Ambuduku (Amboudouco), Ancanho (Ankanio), Angojigen (Angogiguem), Angora, Angumba, Ankagium, Ankatip (Ancatipe), Bane, Bini, Ijoni, Indena, Inorei, Inhoda, Meneque (Meneke) and Nulon. Inorei is the chief village of the island and has its main port.

The islet also has its own lighthouse; its class of light is Fl (3) W 15s. and has a focal height of 24 metres (79 ft). Its range is 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi).[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nóbrega, Álvaro (2009). A gestão do espaço e da propriedade tradicional no arquipélago dos Bijagós (in Portuguese). Instituto Superior em Ciências Sociais e Políticas (High Institute of Social Sciences and Politics.
  2. ^ Henry, Christine. Les îles où dansent les enfants défunts: âge, sexe et pouvoir chez les Bijogo de Guinée-Bissau (in French). Paris: MSH. ISBN 2735105857.

Coordinates: 11°14′40″N 15°43′25″W / 11.24441°N 15.72349°W / 11.24441; -15.72349