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: 1,700,000 (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):

  • Portuguese (official)
  • Crioulo
  • Fulfulde
  • Balanta

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Apr 3, 2017: GTSC Commissions Guinea Bissau Express Service - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [Daily Observer] Barely a little over three months after commissioning Banjul-Koundara express service, The Gambia Transport Service Company on Sunday launched another express services, this time, Banjul-Guinea Bissau.
  • Mon - Apr 3, 2017: GTSC Launches Gambia-Bissau International Transport Service - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [The Point] The Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC) Sunday launched a unique international Service called Gambia-Bissau Express.