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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)
Guinea-Bissau Flag:
Flag of Guinea-Bissau

The national flag of Guinea was officially adopted on September 24, 1973.

The flag's black star is symbolic of African unity, yellow stands for the sun, green is hope, and red represents the blood shed during the long struggle for independence from Portugal.

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Guinea-Bissau Coat of Arms:
Flag of Guinea-Bissau

The national emblem of Guinea-Bissau is composed of a black star (a symbol of traditional Pan-African) against a red background. The seashell below unites two olive branches, and represents the location of the country on the west coast of Africa.

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