Juffureh is a small town in the Gambia on the North Bank of the Gambia River, most famous as the reputed origin of Alex Haley's ancestor Kunta Kinte, as described in Haley's novel Roots.

Notable Places in the Area

, formerly called James Island, is an island in the Gambia River, 30 km from the river mouth. Photo: Jjtkk, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The or just Albreda Chapel, also Portuguese Chapel of San Domingo… Photo: Tjeerd Wiersma, CC BY 2.0.

Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

is a town located in the of . is situated 6 km west of Juffureh.

is a historic settlement in on the north bank of the Gambia River, variously described as a 'trading post' or a 'slave fort'. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 1.0.


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