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Buba is a city of 8,600 people (2012) in Guinea-Bissau.


Colonial building

During his presidency of Guinea-Bissau (2000-2003), Kumba Yala planned to move the capital city to Buba. Those plans were dropped after he was deposed in a coup d'état.

Construction is under way for a deepwater port that could host three 70-tonne vessels at any given time. It is being built by Angola Bauxite to export bauxite.

Buba is inhabited mainly by the ethnic groups of Beafadas and Mandingo, and there is considerable minority Fulani, Balanta, Manjacos and roles, as well as descendants of Portuguese.

The local economy is based on fishing, agriculture and trade. Rice, peanuts and maize are planted and shifting agriculture is practiced , which uses fires, a practice that threatens the endemic forest of this region.

Get in[edit]

Buba is crossed by National Road No. 2 (N2), which connects it to Fulacunda, to the northwest, and Quebo, to the southeast. In addition to the N2, Buba also connects via Regional Road nº 7 (R7) to Batambali, to the southwest.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Lagoas de Cufada Natural Park. One of the largest areas of natural preservation in the country. It is the largest freshwater reserve in Guinea-Bissau, and is classified as a Ramsar Site - Wetland of World Importance. Fauna include White Hippopotamus, Black crocodile, Antelope, Cephalophos, cranes, crowns, African pygmy geese, Gambian geese, Yellow-crested Hornbills, buffalo, gazelles, hyenas and ca. There are 7 to 8 species of primates here, including chimpanzees. Lagoas Cufada Natural Park (Q6472477) on Wikidata Lagoas Cufada Natural Park on Wikipedia
  • Mesquita Central de Buba






  • Apart Hotel Cruzamento


  • Buba's Regional Office United Nations

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