Farim, Oio Region, Guinea-Bissau

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🇬🇼 Farim is a town of northern Guinea-Bissau. It sits on the north bank of the Farim/Cacheu River, about 215 km (135 miles) up the river from Cacheu.

History Farim was founded about 1641 by the Captain-Major of Cacheu, who recruited lançados from Geba to move to where they would be less vulnerable to attack by African tribes. The name derived from farim, the title of the local Mandinka people's ruler. For their part, the Mandinkas and Soninke called the settlement Tubabodaga ("village of the whites"). It was well-situated as a port, since the river was continuously navigable by sailing vessels from Cacheu.

It became a presídio (garrisoned place) though an order dated 10 November 1696, in reaction to an anticipated attack from nearby Canico. The area remained generally peaceful, and the defenses gradually deteriorated.

It was a base for operations against Oio in 1897 and 1902. Farim started to grow in earnest in the 1910s, with over twenty trading firms based there, and became a vila (town) in 1918.

Farim had become a centro comercial by 1925, and experienced an influx of Lebanese and Syrian merchants, dealing in peanuts and timber. Its economy was hit hard by the independence struggle in the 1960s and 1970s.

Sport There are several sports clubs (notably football and athletics) in Farim and area, including SC Farim.

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Farim has a population of over 8,661 people. Farim also forms the centre of the wider Oio Region which has a population of over 224,644 people.

To set up a UBI Lab for Farim see: https://www.ubilabnetwork.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBILabNetwork

Twin Towns - Sister Cities Farim has links with:

🇵🇹 Aveiro, Portugal
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Antipodal to Farim is: 164.783,-12.483

Locations Near: Farim -15.2167,12.4833

🇸🇳 Sédhiou -15.55,12.7 d: 43.5  

🇬🇼 Bafatá -14.69,12.168 d: 67.1  

🇬🇼 Bissau -15.606,11.853 d: 81.9  

🇬🇼 Buba -15,11.583 d: 102.8  

🇬🇼 Cacheu -16.167,12.267 d: 106  

🇸🇳 Ziguinchor -16.283,12.55 d: 116  

🇸🇳 Bignona -16.233,12.817 d: 116.4  

🇬🇼 Catió -15.25,11.283 d: 133.5  

🇸🇳 Vélingara -14.117,13.15 d: 140.4  

🇬🇲 Kerewan -16.089,13.49 d: 146.5  

Antipodal to: Farim 164.783,-12.483

🇸🇧 Honiara 159.95,-9.433 d: 19387.9  

🇻🇺 Port Vila 168.315,-17.737 d: 19318.8  

🇳🇨 Koné 164.852,-21.059 d: 19061.5  

🇳🇨 Nouméa 166.45,-22.267 d: 18912.9  

🇵🇬 Buka 154.667,-5.417 d: 18654.8  

🇫🇯 Lautoka 177.456,-17.611 d: 18540.3  

🇫🇯 Suva 178.427,-18.136 d: 18423.4  

🇫🇯 Nausori 178.534,-18.031 d: 18417.1  

🇳🇿 Manukau 174.883,-1.019 d: 18322.6  

🇰🇮 Tarawa 173.014,1.423 d: 18221.6  

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