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Guinea-Bissau Geography

Guinea-Bissau's Information

Flag of Guinea-Bissau
Land Area 28,120 km2
Water Area 8,005 km2
Total Area 36,125km2 (#134)
Population 1,759,159 (#151)
Population Density 62.56/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $2.85 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,600
Currency Franc (XOF)
Largest Cities

Guinea-Bissau is generally a low-lying country whose interior includes a flat savanna and rain forests.

Off the coast of Guinea-Bissau is the Bijagos Archipelago, a group of some eighteen major islands and dozens of smaller ones that extends along the Atlantic Ocean coastline, and the Orango Islands National Park is its main attraction.

On the mainland, the country's coastline is dominated by a few scattered beaches and swamps of mangroves.

The Geba River of West Africa rises in Guinea, and extends through Guinea-Bissau onto the Atlantic Ocean. It is nearly 340 miles (550 km) in total length.

The highest point of the country is an unnamed hill at 984 ft (300 m); the lowest point of Guinea-Bissau is the Atlantic Ocean (0 m).

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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