Bolama region

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Bolama / Bijagós
Guinea Senegal Region Biombo Bissau Region Bolama Region Tombali Region Oio Region Cacheu Region Bafatá Region Gabú Region Quinaralocation
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Basic data
Country Guinea-Bissau
Capital Bolama
surface 2624 km²
Residents 32,424 (2009 census)
density 12 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 GW-BL

Coordinates: 11 ° 21 ′  N , 16 ° 1 ′  W

Bolama / Bijagós is an administrative region in Guinea-Bissau . It includes the islands of the Bissagos Archipelago off the coast , as well as the small João Vieira Archipelago to the southeast, which is not geographically included in the Bissagos Archipelago, and a peninsula on the mainland. Its main town is Bolama on the island of the archipelago that is closest to the coast of the same name.

According to the data from the 2009 census, the region had 32,424 inhabitants. Of the 88 islands in the archipelago, 19 are inhabited. The most populous islands are Bolama , Caravela and Bubaque . The inhabitants belong to the ethnic group of the Bissagos, who speak the Bijago language from the family of Atlantic languages .

Administrative division

The region is divided into four sectors

The following table provides a statistical overview of the sectors:

sector Capital Area

2009-03-15 census
Bolama Bolama 450.8 450.8 10.206
Bubaque 1) Bubaque 513.3 1,113.3 11.204
Caravela 1) Abu
(on Formosa)
1,160.3 450.8 4.263
Uno 1) U.N 900 - 6,751
Bolama / Bijagós Bolama 2,624.4 2,624.4 32,424

1) The UN sector was spun off from Caravela in 2004. In addition, the western islands of the Bubaque sector were added to the new sector as well as from Bubaque. The partial areas after the outsourcing are estimated proportionally.


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  2. ^ A b Statoids: Sectors of Guinea-Bissau