In Figures

General Information

Country:
Guinea-Bissau


FIFA Abbreviation: 
GNB

Ancient name:
Portuguese Guinea

Country (official name):
Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Continent:
West Africa

Capital:
Bissau

Main Regions:
Bafata, Screen, Bissau, Bolama, Cacheu, Gabu, Oio, Quinara, Tombali

Currency:
CFA Franc

Languages:
Portuguese (official), Creole and other dialects

National Slogan:
Unity, fight, progress.

Geographical and Envirnmental Information

 

Highest point:
300 m.

Cultivable surface:
28.000 km ².

Annual cropping:
11% permanent crops: 1% meadows and pastures: 43% forests and woodland: 38% other: 7%

Bordering countries:
Senegal, Guinea Land boundaries: Total: 724 km, with Guinea: 386 km and with Senegal : 338 km

Neighboring seas:
Atlantic Coastline: 350 km

Maritime claims:
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm.

Territorial waters:
12 nm

Climate:
Tropical, generally warm and humid, monsoon rains from June to November with southwest winds, dry season from December to May, with northeast winds laden with sand.

Environmental Problems:
Deforestation, soil erosion, overgrazing, abuse of fishing.

Natural disasters:
Dry winds, hot and loaded with sand, reducing visibility during the dry season, bush fires

Orography:
Mainly coastal plains that rise to the savannah in the east. Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m. 

Population Information
 

Population (in millions):
1.5 (2006)

Ethnic groups:
African 99% (Balanta 30%, Fula 20%, Manjaca 14%, Mandinga 13%, Papel 7%), European and mulatto less than 1%

GDP per inhabitant (in U.S. dollars):
800

Density (inhabitants per km square:
37.68

Average age (in years):
18.8

Life expectancy after birth (years):
46.97

Age pyramid:
From 0 to 14 years: 43% (m 247.471, f 246.725) From 15 to 64 years: 54% (m 295.132, f 329.681) 65 years: 3% (m 15.603, f 16.718)

Population growth:
2.35%

Birth rate:
39.7 nac./1.000 pers.

Death rate:
16.23 fallec./1.000 pers.

Net migration rate:
0 emigrantes/1.000 pers.

Infant mortality rate:
115.8 births fallec./1.000

Total fertility rate:
5.34 children born per woman

Life expectancy:
General population: 48.28 years male: 46.63 years female: 49.99 years.

Literacy:
less than 20% of the population

Religion:
Animist 50%, Muslim 45%, Christian 5%.

National holiday:
Independence Day (September 10, 1974)

Constitution:
16 May 1984, amended on May 4, 1991.

 

Internet

Internet Code: 
gw


Number of internet users: 
37.100 (2009)

 

This record gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the network at least several times a week, and/or accessing it at least once within a period of several months (Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 9, 2012)


Contact

Asociación Casa Emanuel (ASOCE)

Bissau - Barrio Hafia
Guinea Bissau
África Ocidental

Apartado Postal:
838-1036


Tel: (245) 66722110