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Janjanbureh
Janjanbureh is located in The Gambia
Janjanbureh
Janjanbureh
Location in the Gambia
Coordinates: 13°32′2.87″N 14°45′58.15″W / 13.5341306°N 14.7661528°W / 13.5341306; -14.7661528
CountryJanjanbureh The Gambia
DivisionCentral River Division

Janjanbureh or Jangjangbureh is a town, founded in 1823, on Janjanbureh Island, also known as MacCarthy Island, in the Gambia River in eastern Gambia.[1][2] Until 1995, it was known as Georgetown and was the second largest town in the country. It is the capital of Janjanbureh Local Government Area (formerly the Central River Division), and the Janjanbureh district. The population of the Janjanbureh LGA was 127,333 at the 2013 population census.[3]

  1. ^ Gailey, Harry A. (1964). A History of The Gambia. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  2. ^ Gray, J.M. (1940). History of The Gambia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ "Distribution of Population by Gender and LGA". GBoS. 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2022-03-10.

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