Bakau is a town in the West African nation of Gambia.

According to a calculation for 2013 there live about 53 766 inhabitants, the result of the last published census of 1993 was 28,882.

  • 2.1 cult places
  • 2.2 Structures
  • 2.3 Sport



Bakau, located directly on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in the language of the Mandinka - Coast '. The place is located in Kombo-St. Mary Area, making it one of the administrative unit Greater Banjul Area. It is about eleven kilometers west of the capital Banjul and removed about five kilometers north of Serekunda. In the immediate vicinity of Cape St. Mary of the place is a center for tourism, there are here some hotels.

The place is a popular residence for officials and businessmen. In particular, the messages have settled here on the privilegierstesten places on the cliffs.

Local structure

Earlier than individual settlements, are the following places parts of Bakau dar. So the following places were in the census of 1993 listed individually Bakau Bakau New Town and Wasulun Kunda.

Fajara is a part of Bakau Newtown. The area around the Cape St. Mary is called Old Bakau.

Culture and sights

Places of worship

One of the most famous places of worship in The Gambia is the holy crocodile pool of Kachikally. It is one of three sacred crocodile pool in the Gambia. There is also the sacred trees Soto Sunjama and Ndebani. Next located in Old Bakau the tomb of Sait Matty Bah ( 1863-1897 ).


Apart from the Cape St. Mary are in place the Botanical Garden of Bakau.

There is a Catholic church on the main street.


The largest athletic and football stadium in the country in which international football matches are played, is the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Nyama Suso (1925-1991), musician
  • Baboucarr Etu Ndow ( b. 1966 ), artist
  • Njogu Demba - Nyrén ( b. 1979 ), football player
  • Ebou Sillah ( b. 1980 ), football player
  • Lamin Conateh ( b. 1981 ), football player
  • Pa Amadou Gai ( born 1984 ), football player
  • Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (* 1984), Athlete
  • Abdou Jammeh ( born 1986 ), football player
  • Ebrima Sohna (* 1988), football player
  • Ousman Koli (* 1988), football player
  • Amadou Sanyang (* 1991), football player