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Quebo
Quebo (Guinea-Bissau)
Quebo (11° 32′ 9″ N, 14° 45′ 57″W)
Quebo

Coordinates 11° 32′ N, 14° 46′ WCoordinates 11° 32′ N, 14° 46′ W
Basic data
State Guinea-Bissau

Province

Sul
Region Tombali
Area 960.4 km²
Inhabitants 15.372 (2009)
Density 16 Ew./km²
Lage des Sektors Quebo in der Verwaltungsregion Tombali
Location of the Quebo sector in the administrative region of Tombali

Central Mosque of the small town Quebo

Health centre of the city

Quebo is a small town in southwestern Guinea-Bissau with 5245 inhabitants as of 2009.[1] It is the seat of the sector of the same name with an area of 960 km²[2] and 15,372 inhabitants (as of 2007),[1] mainly Balanta with significant minorities of Fulbe and Mandinka.

Until the end of Portuguese colonial rule in 1974, the town bore the colonial place name Aldeia Formosa.

Economy and infrastructure

Agriculture, predominantly subsistence farming, dominates the economy in the Quebo sector. Mangoes, naturally irrigated rice and oil palms are worth mentioning.

The sector is very poorly served by roads, which are also in very poor condition.[3]

Structure

The sector capital Quebo is divided into six, with subdivisions into eight districts(bairros).[4]

In addition to the capital, the entire sector includes 52 other localities, often rural villages(tabancas). The main towns in the sector include:

  • Afia (560 Inhabitants)
  • Colibuia (487 Inhabitants)
  • Contabane (1087 Inhabitants)
  • Cumbijã (507 Inhabitants)
  • Gã Dembe (962 Inhabitants)
  • Sintcha Sambel Saltinho (958 Inhabitants)

Web links

Commons: Quebo– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. a b Inhabitants per region, sector and locality by sex, 2009 census (p. 12, port.), PDF retrieved from the National Statistics Institute INE on 15 December 2017
  2. Annual Statistical Report Guinea-Bissau 2015 (p. 10), PDF retrieved from the National Statistics Institute INE on 13 December 2017
  3. Joana Benzinho, Marta Rosa: À Descoberta da Guiné-Bissau., Afectos com Letras/EU, Pombal 2015, ISBN 978-989-20-6252-5, p. 93
  4. Inhabitants by region, sector and locality by sex, 2009 census (p. 12ff), PDF retrieved from the National Statistics Institute INE on 20 January 2018