Formosa (Guinea-Bissau)

Formosa is an island in the Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau, part of the sector of Caravela. Its area is 140 km²,[2] its length is 19.9 km and its width is 10 km. It forms practically one island with Ponta and Maio, separated by creeks.[3] The island has a population of 1,873 (2009 census); the largest village is Abú.[1]

Formosa
Formosa (Guinea-Bissau) is located in Guinea-Bissau
Formosa (Guinea-Bissau)
Geography
Coordinates11°29′N 15°58′W / 11.483°N 15.967°W / 11.483; -15.967Coordinates: 11°29′N 15°58′W / 11.483°N 15.967°W / 11.483; -15.967
ArchipelagoBissagos Islands
Area140 km2 (54 sq mi)
Administration
Guinea-Bissau
RegionBolama
Demographics
Population1,873 (2009)[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b População por região, sector e localidades por sexo censo 2009, Instituto Nacional de Estatística Guiné-Bissau
  2. ^ Formosa in the Catalogue of Islands at UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) - accessed 16 November 2018
  3. ^ Sailing Directions (Enroute), Pub. 143: West Coast of Europe and Northwest Africa (PDF). Sailing Directions. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2017. p. 300.