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Guinea-Bissau

Official English Name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Official Local Name(s): República da Guiné-Bissau

Common English Name: Guinea-Bissau

Capital: Bissau

REGION
Western Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Senegal (North)
Guinea (East and South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (West)
TOTAL AREA
36,125 km2 (77.9% land, 22.1% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Fish
Timber
Phosphates
Bauxite
Clay
Granite
Limestone
Petroleum
NATURAL DISASTERS
Harmattan winds
DEMONYM
Bissau-Guinean
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Fula (28.5%)
Balanta (22.5%)
Mandinga (14.7%)
Papel (9.1%)
Manjaco (8.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Portuguese
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Crioulo
French
English
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (45.1%)
Christian (22.1%)
Animist (14.9%)
Atheist (2%)
POPULATION
1, pharm 759,159
LARGEST CITY
Bissau (395,954)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President José Mário Vaz
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Baciro Djá
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
9 Regions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
10 September 1974 (from Portugal)
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Esta É a Nossa Pátria Bem Amada
GDP PER CAPITA
$1,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
CFA (West African Franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = CFA594.30
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.gw
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+245

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

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