Overview of Guinea Bissau

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Officially name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Capital: Bissau

Largest city: Bissau

Official language: Portuguese

Government: Semi-presidential republic

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Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west.


Total 36,125 km2 (136th)
Water (%) 22.4


2010 estimate 1,647,000 (148th)
Density 44.1/km2 (154th)
115.5/sq mi

Currency: CFA franc (XOF)

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Internet TLD: .gw

Calling code: 245