Country (official name):
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Bafata, Screen, Bissau, Bolama, Cacheu, Gabu, Oio, Quinara, Tombali
Portuguese (official), Creole and other dialects
Unity, fight, progress.
Geographical and Envirnmental Information
28.000 km ².
11% permanent crops: 1% meadows and pastures: 43% forests and woodland: 38% other: 7%
Senegal, Guinea Land boundaries: Total: 724 km, with Guinea: 386 km and with Senegal : 338 km
Atlantic Coastline: 350 km
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm.
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.
Deforestation, soil erosion, overgrazing, abuse of fishing.
Dry winds, hot and loaded with sand, reducing visibility during the dry season, bush fires
Mainly coastal plains that rise to the savannah in the east. Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m.
Population (in millions):
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):
Density (inhabitants per km square:
Average age (in years):
Life expectancy after birth (years):
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)
39.7 nac./1.000 pers.
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
General population: 48.28 years male: 46.63 years female: 49.99 years.
less than 20% of the population
Animist 50%, Muslim 45%, Christian 5%.
Independence Day (September 10, 1974)
16 May 1984, amended on May 4, 1991.
Number of internet users:
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