Bissagos Islands

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Bissagos Islands:

see Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau
, officially Republic of Guinea-Bissau, republic (2015 est. pop. 1,771,000), 13,948 sq mi (36,125 sq km), W Africa. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Senegal in the north, and on Guinea in the east and south.
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The interior of Portuguese Guinea was brought under control after more than 30 years of fighting; final subjugation of the Bijagos Islands did not occur until 1936.
In 1996, the Bijagos islands, Africa's largest archipelago, off the coast of Guinea Bissau, became an MPA--classified by UNESCO as a biosphere, providing international recognition to its abundant, yet fragile, biodiversity.
In particular, migrant fishermen come to the Bijagos islands from Senegal, Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone.