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

  • Wed - Apr 17, 2019: The Country Needs 'Genuinely Free and Fair Elections' to Break Cycle of Instability - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [UN News] Unless political actors in Guinea-Bissau demonstrate renewed good faith to hold "genuinely free and fair elections," the country is set to face a continuous cycle of instability, the United Nations Security Council warned on Thursday.
  • Mon - Apr 1, 2019: Musician Maya Cool Sings in Bissau - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [ANGOP] Bissau -Angolan musician Lucas de Brito, also known as Maya Cool, is the special guest of the musical show to be held Saturday (March 30) at the National Stadium 24 de Setembro in Bissau, Guiné Bissau, allusive to the 40 years of career of the renowned Guinean artist Justino Delgado.