Kunta Kinteh Island

Kunta Kinteh Island, formerly called James Island, is an island in the Gambia River, 30 km from the river mouth. The island and some nearby areas are on the UNESCO World Heritage List because they have important relics of the West African slave trade.
Photo: Atamari, Public domain.

Notable Places in the Area

Ruins
The of Albreda or just Albreda Chapel, also of San Domingo… is situated 3 km northwest of Kunta Kinteh Island. Photo: Tjeerd Wiersma, CC BY 2.0.

Museum
is situated 3 km northwest of Kunta Kinteh Island. Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

Ruins
is situated 3½ km northwest of Kunta Kinteh Island. Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

Building
is situated 3 km northwest of Kunta Kinteh Island. Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

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. Photo: N3ddo!, CC BY 2.0.

Village
is a historic settlement in on the north bank of the Gambia River, variously described as a 'trading post' or a 'slave fort'. is situated 3 km northwest of Kunta Kinteh Island. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 1.0.

Kunta Kinteh Island

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