Guinea – Bissau

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Bissau

Bissau is the most populous and best city to visit in Guinea Bissau. It is also the country’s seat of government. The city is located on the Geba River estuary on the Atlantic coast of the country. The city is a major port, military and administrative center in the country. Copra, palm oil, rubber, hardwoods, and peanuts are the chief products of this city. 

Bafatá

Bafatá is located in central Guinea-Bissau. It is the birthplace of one of Africa’s foremost anti-colonial leaders, Amílcar Cabral. Bafatá is currently the capital of the Bafatá Region and also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bafatá. This is one of the famous cities in Guinea Bissau is noted for its brickmaking industry. The Portuguese used the town as an established trade center, since the 1880s. Peanuts, hides, cattle, and textiles were traded here and tourists who come here take these things with them. An airstrip, the Bafatá Airport, serves the town. Monkeys and antelopes thrive in the forests surrounding the city of Bafatá and tours are organized for tourists interested in wildlife viewing.

Bissora

Bissora is the main city in Guinea Bissau in central Guinea-Bissau. It is also known as the birthplace of Amílcar Cabral. This small city has a population of 22,501. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bissora which was established in March 2001 with Carlos Pedro Zilli as bishop. Bafatá is noted for its brickmaking. It was an established trading center for the Portuguese, including peanuts, cattle, hides, textiles, and salt by the 1880s. It is also the capital of Bissora Region. From a tourist perspective, this city has a lot of things to do and see. There is much attraction you will find here.

 

Gabú

Gabú is eastern Guinea-Bissau’s largest and beautiful cities in Guinea Bissau. It is also the Gabú Region’s capital. Islam is the dominant religion in this city, and the Falu people are the major ethnic group inhabiting Gabú. The region where the city stands were once the center of the Kaabu empire. Today, it is an important market town and trade center in the country.

Buba

Buba is lying on the Rio Grande de, Buba is known as the largest city in southern Guinea-Bissau. It is near Contanhez National Park. This most beautiful city in Guinea-Bissau has a population of 6,815. Former President of Guinea-Bissau Kumba Yala planned to move the capital city to Buba, during his presidency. Those plans have been dropped since he was deposed in a coup d’état. This urban center in Guinea-Bissau is mostly underdeveloped compared to major cities in other parts of the nation.

Farim

Set to the scents of peanuts and cashews, of raising cattle and palm oil plantations, the outback town of Farim is one of Guinea-Bissau’s more off-the-beaten-track stop offs. It was first raised by the country’s onetime Portuguese rulers as an outpost against tribal attacks in the north. Soon, it grew into a fully-fledged market town packed with trading caravans from as far afield as Libya and Morocco. Today, the place is a charming, if rustic, affair that rises from the green, green banks of the Cacheu River in a medley of tin-roofed homes and traditional yurt-style hamlets.

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