Guinea-Bissau

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INFORMATION

Capital: Bissau

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: José Mário Vaz

Economy:

  • Economy depends mainly on farming and fishing.
  • Main exports: fish, and other seafood along with peanuts, palm kernels and timber.

Population: 1,833,247 (2018)

Land Size: 36,125 sq km (13,948 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • African: 99%
    • Balanta: 30%
    • Fula: 20%
    • Manjaca: 14%
    • Mandinga: 13%
    • Papel: 7%
  • European and mulatto: < 1%
Religions:

  • Muslim: 50%
  • Indigenous beliefs: 40%
  • Christian: 10%

Language(s):

  • Portuguese (official)
  • Crioulo
  • Fulfulde
  • Balanta

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Oct 10, 2019: AU, UN Urge Calm Ahead of Presidential Election - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [Ghanaian Times] The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and African regional economic communities on Tuesday urged all political actors in Guinea-Bissau to resolve any disputes through discussions as the West African country is set to hold presidential election in November this year.
  • Tue - Oct 8, 2019: Bissau-Guinean Chiefs Urge Gambians to Jealously Guard Peace - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [The Point] In a meeting with His Excellency, President Adama Barrow on Friday, a visiting delegation of traditional chiefs from Guinea Bissau urged Gambians to jealously guard and strongly cherish the prevailing peace and stability in the country.