Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau

Cruise around the Bissagos

 

The Bissagos Islands or Bijagós Archipelago are a group of some eighteen major islands and dozens more smaller ones in the Atlantic Ocean with an area of 2 624 km2 and a population of 30,000 (2006). They are a part of Guinea-Bissau.

The population mostly speaks Bijago and has a considerable degree of autonomy.

The islands include: Bolama, Bubaque, Carache, Caravela, Enu, Formosa, Galinhas, João Viera, Maio, Meneque, Orango, Orangozinho, Ponta, Roxa, Rubane, Soga, Unhacomo, Uno and Uracane.

They constitute a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, known for animals including marine turtles and monkeys and are mostly forested.

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