Guinea-Bissau

 
Category:   World Travel Directory  :  Africa  :  Guinea-Bissau
 
The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country in western Africa, and one of the smallest states in continental Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west.

Its size is nearly 37,000 km² with an estimated population of 1,600,000.

Formerly the Portuguese colony of Portuguese Guinea, upon independence, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country's name to prevent confusion with the Republic of Guinea. Guinea-Bissau's GDP per capita is one of the lowest in the world.  Source


Guinea-Bissau Facts


Population: 2 million

Capital: Bissau

Currency: West African CFA franc    

Area: 36,544 km2

Language: Portuguese

Main Religion: Muslim

Calling Code: +245

Time Zone: GMT

Main Cities: Cacheu, Plage, Sao Domingos, Bissau, Varela