Guinea-Bissau

Official nameRepublic of Guinea-Bissau
Name in local languageRepública da Guiné-Bissau (pt)
ContinentAfrica
SubcontinentSub-Saharan Africa
Population (ranking: 158e)1,655,289 inhabitants (2020)
Population growth2.20 % / year
Area36,125 km²
Density45.82 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 214e)1.458 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)778 $USD (2018)
GDP growth3.80 % / year (2018)
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 Umaro Sissoco Embaló
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 (2020)
Urban areasPopulation
Bissau766,925 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
RegionsPopulationArea
Bafatá225,516 inhabitants5,981 km²
Biombo99,947 inhabitants839 km²
Bissau (Autonomous sector)492,004 inhabitants78 km²
Bolama-Bijagos34,563 inhabitants2,624 km²
Cacheu192,508 inhabitants5,175 km²
Gabú219,811 inhabitants9,150 km²
Oio226,846 inhabitants5,403 km²
Quinara64,278 inhabitants3,138 km²
Tombali94,939 inhabitants3,737 km²
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See also