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Geba River Spilling Sediments into the Atlantic, Guinea Bissau

January 11th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Guinea Bissau - December 16th, 2009

Guinea Bissau - December 16th, 2009

The Geba is a river of West Africa that rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau. It is about 340 miles in total length. Here, it can be seen near its mouth, spilling thick tan sediments into the ocean.

Its tributary the Colufe River joins the Geba at Bafatá. After passing by Geba town and Bambadinca, the river broadens into a wide estuary below Xime (where it is joined by the Corubal River), with a total width of about 10 miles at Bissau.

It has long been an important trade route connecting into the interior; it is accessible to 2,000-ton ships some 90 miles in, and shallow-draft vessels even further.

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