Guinea-Bissau

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INFORMATION

Capital: Bissau

Government: Republic

Current President: José Mario Vaz

Economy:

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

Population: 1,700,000 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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):

  • Portugese (official)
  • Crioulo
  • Fulfulde
  • Balanta

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Feb 7, 2017: How the AU Can Avoid Reinventing the Wheel - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [ISS] On 26 November, the headquarters of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) - the movement that led the liberation of Guinea Bissau - seemed set for a celebration; a Saturday afternoon party.