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: 1,927,104 (2020)

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

  • Tue - Jun 16, 2020: What's Behind Hundreds of Vulture Deaths - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [The Conversation Africa] More than 2,000 critically endangered Hooded Vultures are reported to have died in Guinea-Bissau since 2019. They were deliberately poisoned with an agricultural pesticide. These killings are the largest incident of mass vulture deaths in the world. Dr Beckie Garbett explains why people are targeting the vultures and what must be done to stop it.