James Island (Kunta Kinteh Island) and Related Sites present a testimony to the main periods and facets of the encounter between Africa and Europe along the River Gambia, a continuum stretching from pre-colonial and pre-slavery times to independence. The site is particularly significant for its relation to the beginning of the slave trade and its abolition. It also documents early access to the interior of Africa.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

7 sites in this World Heritage

  • James Island
  • Six-Gun Battery
  • Fort Bullen
  • Ruins of San Domingo
  • Remains of Portuguese Chapel
  • CFAO Building
  • Maurel Frères Building

James Island

Six-Gun Battery

Fort Bullen

Ruins of San Domingo

Remains of Portuguese Chapel

CFAO Building

Maurel Frères Building

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DATA

Region
Africa
Country
Gambia (the) 
Category
Cultural
Name
Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(vi)
Year of Registered
2003
Keyword
Island, Registered in 2003