Republic of Guinea-Bissau is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 1,628,603, making it the
2nd largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Bissau with a total population of 407,424. The country
encompasses 36,125 square kilometers making it the 13
8th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Senegal,
Guinea and the North Atlantic Ocean.

Transitional President Manuel Serifo N
hamadjo is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status in the aftermath
of the April 2012 coup that deposed the government
when an agreement was reached between ECOWAS mediators and the
military junta to name Nh
amadjo as transitional president with a one year term. Transitional Prime Minister Rui Duarte
arros is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status through appointment by the president after
consultation with party leaders in the legislature and holds that position
until after the next presidential election. Its form of
government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 16 May 1948.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Portuguese, Crioulo and African languages. It counts among its major
religions indigenous beliefs, Muslim and Christian. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 4 FM and no
Television stations.

Major geographical features are an unnamed Location in the northeast corner of the country, its highest point at 300 meters
and the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Atlantic Ocean, which measures 310
kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are agricultural products processing, beer
and soft drinks. Its official currency is the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc.

Here’s something you may not know about Guinea-Bissau. Cashew crops have increased remarkably in recent years and
the country now ranks sixth in cashew production.
A Tradtional Gabu
House in
Bissau City-
capital ad largest city
Bissau City Cathedral
Boats in Bissau Harbor
Guinea Bissau-Guinea
Border crossing near the
town of Boe and their
unnamed high point
traditional clothes
Main Street Bissau
Market in Bissau
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Turtle nesting area on
Poila, Orange Island
Updated 31 December 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
2.5% (2009 est.)


Ripe Guinea-Bissau
cashew fruit ready for
Cacine- the
southernmost point of
Guinea-Bissau on the
border with Guinea
Guinean men in
costume for the
Carnival of St. Lucia
Dug out canoe and
fisherman in the
Arqipalago dos Bijaos
in the Atlantic Ocean-
the lowest point of
Geba River- the
northernmost point of
Guinea-Bissau on the
border with Senegal
Rio Cacheu Delta
End of the road in Sao
Domingoes on
border with Senegal
Ilha De Urakane in the
Arqipalago dos Bijaos
Ilha de Bubaque in the
Arqipalago dos Bijaos
Pea Soup with pork- a
favorite dish of
Port Cumere
Suzana- the
westernmost port of
Guinea-Bissau on the
Atlantic Coast
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Cabo Roxo-
westernmost point on
the border with Senegal
Rio Corubal-
easternmost point on
the border with Guinea