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Where is Guinea-Bissau?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Guinea-Bissau covers 28,120 square kilometers of land and 8,005 square kilometers of water, making it the 139th largest nation in the world with a total area of 36,125 square kilometers.

Guinea-Bissau became an independent state in 1974, after gaining its sovereignty from Portugal. The population of Guinea-Bissau is 1,628,603 (2012) and the nation has a density of 58 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Guinea-Bissau is the CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF). As well, the people of Guinea-Bissau are refered to as Guinean.

The dialing code for the country is 245 and the top level internet domain for Guinean sites is .gw.

Guinea-Bissau shares land borders with 2 countries: Guinea, Senegal.

To learn more, visit our detailed Guinea-Bissau section.

Quick facts

Population 1,628,603
Density 57.9 / km2 ( 150.0 / mi2 )
Language Portuguese
Independence Year 1974
Capital Bissau (Bissau)
Currency CFA Franc BCEAO
GDP 1,022,371,992 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 628 (2014 data)
Land Area 28,120 km2 (10,857 mi2)
Water Area 8,005 km2 (3,091 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Senegal, Guinea
Minimum Longitude -16.670
Maximum Longitude -13.640
Mininum Latitude 10.920
Maximum Latitude 12.670

What is the capital of Guinea-Bissau?

map showing the location of Guinea-Bissau
Location of Bissau on a map.

Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. It has a population of 388,028, and is located on a latitue of 11.86 and longitude of -15.6.

Bissau is also the political center of Guinea-Bissau, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Bissau, the Capital Of Guinea-Bissau

City Bissau
Country Guinea-Bissau
Population 388,028
Longitude -15.59767000
Latitude 11.86357000
Elevation 13 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.