Bafatá is a region in north-central Guinea-Bissau and its capital is Bafatá. It is an inland region covered with Savannah or light Savannah woodland and receives an annual rainfall of more than 2000 mm.
As of 2009, the total population of the region was 200,884, with the urban population being 38,850 and rural being 162,034. The sex ratio of the region is 94 females for every hundred males. The total resident population in the region is 269,840. As of 2009, the net activity rate was 60.48 per cent, proportion of employed labour force was 39.90 per cent, proportion of labour force was 75.30 and the proportion of potentially active population was 39.90 per cent. The absolute poverty rate, people earning less than $2 a day, in the region stood at 72.4 per cent, with a regional contribution of 13.6 per cent to the national poverty totals.