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Guinea-Bissau's Information

Flag of Guinea-Bissau
Land Area 28,120 km2
Water Area 8,005 km2
Total Area 36,125 km2
Population 1,759,159
Population Density 48.70 / km2
Government Type Semi-Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $2.85 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,600
Currency Franc (XOF)
Largest Cities
  • Bissau (388,028)
  • Bafata (22,521)
  • Name: Guinea-Bissau
  • (long form) Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Capital City: Bissau (407,424 pop.)
  • Guinea-Bissau Population: 1,660,870 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
    (conversion rates)

    West African CFA franc
    5000 West African francs
  • Ethnicity: African 99% (includes Balanta 30%, Fula 20%, Manjaca 14%, Mandinga 13%, Papel 7%), European and mulatto less than 1%
  • GDP total: $1.902 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Bissau, Bafata, Gabu, Bissora, Bolama, Cacheu
  • Name: unknown
  • National Day: September 24
  • Religion: Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 10%
  • Symbols

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