Guinea-Bissau

Official nameRepublic of Guinea-Bissau
Name in local languageRepública da Guiné-Bissau (pt)
ContinentAfrica
SubcontinentSub-Saharan Africa
Population (ranking: 159e)1,584,791 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth2.20 % / year
Area36,125 km²
Density43.87 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 213e)1.347 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)724 $USD (2017)
GDP growth5.90 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)54.40 years (2014)
Birth rate38.50 ‰ (2018)
Fertility rate4.44 children / woman (2012)
Death rate (ranking)12.70 ‰ (2014)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)60.00 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate59.91 % (2015)
Official languagesPortuguese, French
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
HDI (ranking: 215e)0.455 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)44.67 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic (autoritarian)
Head of StatePresident José Mário Vaz
National Day24 September (independence of 1973)
ISO CodesGW, GNB
DemonymBissau-Guinean
Tourists (ranking)44,000 people (2015)
Guinée-Bissau – petite
Hard to get out of the crisis after the civil war

Guinea-Bissau is a West African country located on the Atlantic coast between Senegal and Guinea. Portuguese is mainly spoken and a little French. The country is indeed landlocked in the heart of French-speaking Africa and maintains relations with its neighbors.

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Guinea-Bissau - Female Genital Mutilation prevalence
Guinea-Bissau – Female Genital Mutilation prevalence (2014)
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Urban areas (2012)
Urban areasPopulation
Bissau567,767 inhabitants
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