Fort Bullen, UNESCO, Barra, Gambia 

Fort Bullenis on the beach, at the estuary of the River Gambia, and the Atlantic Ocean, in the northwest periphery of Barra town, known as Barra Point, in the Lower Niumi District of the North Bank Region. It was built by the British in 1826 to thwart the efforts of some European slave traders. In the early 1970s it was declared a National Monument, and in 2003, along with the Six-Gun Battery in Banjul, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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