Basse Santa Su

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Basse Santa Su
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Basse Santa Su is located in The Gambia
Basse Santa Su
Basse Santa Su
Location in the Gambia
Coordinates: 13°19′N 14°13′W / 13.317°N 14.217°W / 13.317; -14.217
CountryThe Gambia
DivisionUpper River Division
DistrictFulladu East
Population
 • Total18,414
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Basse Santa Su, usually known as Basse, is a town in the Gambia, lying on the south bank of the River Gambia. The easternmost major town in the nation, it known for its important market. Basse is the capital of the Upper River Division, which is coterminous with the Basse Local Government Area. As of 2009, the town has an estimated population of 18,414.[1] According to the 2013 census, the Basse LGA has 243,791 residents.[2]

A bridge over the Gambia river, funded by the Chinese government, opened in October 2021.[3]


Location of the Basse Local Government Area in the Gambia

Climate[edit]

Basse Santa Su has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw), almost dry enough to be a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) with no rainfall from November to May and heavy rainfall from June to October.

Climate data for Basse Santa Su
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.8
(92.8)
35.7
(96.3)
38.2
(100.8)
39.5
(103.1)
39.2
(102.6)
35.3
(95.5)
32.4
(90.3)
31.3
(88.3)
31.6
(88.9)
33.8
(92.8)
34.6
(94.3)
33.1
(91.6)
34.9
(94.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.2
(75.6)
26.0
(78.8)
29.2
(84.6)
31.3
(88.3)
31.9
(89.4)
29.7
(85.5)
27.8
(82.0)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
28.1
(82.6)
26.2
(79.2)
23.6
(74.5)
27.7
(81.8)
Average low °C (°F) 14.6
(58.3)
16.4
(61.5)
20.3
(68.5)
23.1
(73.6)
24.7
(76.5)
24.2
(75.6)
23.2
(73.8)
22.7
(72.9)
22.4
(72.3)
22.4
(72.3)
17.9
(64.2)
14.1
(57.4)
20.5
(68.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
18
(0.7)
106
(4.2)
191
(7.5)
243
(9.6)
216
(8.5)
62
(2.4)
2
(0.1)
0
(0)
839
(33)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 13°19′N 14°13′W / 13.317°N 14.217°W / 13.317; -14.217

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gambia: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved January 5, 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Distribution of Population by Gender and LGA". GBoS. 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  3. ^ Ma, Jianchun (13 Oct 2021). "Building the Friendship Bridges towards a Shared Future of China and The Gambia". The Point. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Climate: Basse Santa Su". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved August 6, 2020.