town, port on the Gambia River, MacCarthy Island division, central Gambia (Gambia, The). Oceangoing vessels of 17-ft (5-m) draft navigate 150 mi (240 km) upstream to Kuntaur to load peanuts (groundnuts) for export. The Gambia Produce Marketing Board, which has operated a peanut decorticating plant since 1956, is the town's chief employer. The town is a secondary administrative centre and a traditional market for peanuts and rice. Pop. (1993) 1,665.
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