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Guinea-Bissau on world map

Continent – Africa

Region – Western Africa

Size – 36,125km²

Geography – mostly low coastal plain rising to savanna in east

Language – Portuguese, Crioulo

Religion -Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 10%

Monetary Unit – CFA-franc


Natural Resources – fish, timber, phosphates, bauxite, clay, granite, limestone, unexploited deposits of petroleum

Agriculture – rice, corn, beans, cassava (tapioca), cashew nuts, peanuts, palm kernels, cotton; timber; fish

Industry – agricultural products processing, beer, soft drinks

Guinea Bissau Map

Neighbouring Countries – Guinea, Senegal

Population –   1,693,398 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.93%

Average Life Expectancy – 49.87 years

Capital City – Bissau (423,000)

Highest Mountain – unnamed  (300m)

Longest River – Rio Cacheu

Climate – tropical,  26°C to 28°C,

Yearly Rainfall – 198 cm (approx) July and August wettest seasons

Plant Life – thick jungle, rice and mangrove fields and savanna grass

Animal Life – Several species of antelope, buffalo, monkeys, and snakes

Bird Life – Flamingo, parrot, kingfisher and other bird species


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Guinea Bissau. Available: Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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