Official English Name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Official Local Name(s): República da Guiné-Bissau
Common English Name: Guinea-Bissau
Capital: Bissau

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Official Language(s)

Portuguese
Secondary Languages: Crioulo, French, English

Resources

Fish, Timber, Phosphates, Bauxite, Clay, Granite, Limestone, Petroleum

Neighbors

Senegal (North), Guinea (East and South)

Ethnic groups

Fula (28.5%), Balanta (22.5%), Mandinga (14.7%), Papel (9.1%), Manjaco (8.3%)

People

Est. Population:

1,759,159

Demonym:

Bissau-Guinean

Religions:

Muslim (45.1%)
Christian (22.1%)
Animist (14.9%)
Atheist (2%)

Largest City:

Bissau (395,954)

Geography

Region:

Western Africa

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (West)

Total Area:

36,125 km2 (77.9% land, 22.1% water)

Total Land:

724 km

Total Coastline:

350 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Coastal plain
Savanna in the east
Islands in the Atlantic Ocean

Highest Point

Unnamed elevation (300 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Harmattan winds

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President José Mário Vaz

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Aristides Gomes

Admin. Divisions

9 Regions

Independence:

10 September 1974 (from Portugal)

Nat'l Anthem:

Esta É a Nossa Pátria Bem Amada

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$1,500 (USD)

Currency

CFA (West African Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = CFA (West African Franc)0

Communication

Internet Code

.gw

Telephone Code

+245

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Cultural Notes

Gumbe is how the people of Guinea-Bissau refer to their music.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/pu.html (Majority of information)
http://www.stat-guinebissau.com/publicacao/caracteristicas_socio_cultural.pdf (Ethnic, religious, and city population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 7 November 2016