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World Heritage Sites in Gambia
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Criteria:
Sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (3) and (6).



(3): Sites on the River Gambia provide an excellent testimony to the different aspects of the African-European encounter from the 15th to 20th centuries. The River Gambia formed the first trade route into the interior of Africa and became an early route for the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

(6): Villages and batteries, were directly and physically associated with the beginning and the conclusion of the slave trade.



List of 7 World Heritage Sites (Gambia):
Fort Bullen (Barra, North Bank)
James Island
CFAO Building
  The CFAO (Compagnie Francaise d'Afrique Occidentale) Building was built in 1847 on the shoreline at Albreda.
Maurel Freres Building
  Built by the British colonialists in 1840 it was last occupied by a Lebanese merchant whose name was Maurel. Today it is the used as a museum with a permanent exhibition called 'Voyage of No Return - The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Senegambia.'
Remains of Portuguese Chapel
  Built in Albreda around the 15th century it represents one of the earliest Portuguese churches to be found in the Senegambia region.
San Domingo
  This was the foreign quarter of an old Portuguese trade post which lays on the river's edge. It was established by the Portuguese in the late 15th century and settled by Luso-African traders. It is now just ruins.
Six-Gun Battery  see Banjul History
  Situated in the capital at the site of the old barracks on the mouth of the Gambia River.






   
   









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