Guinea Bissau - World Fact - Hostel in Europe

Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau Eventhough beeing ravaged, struggling for its independence, you will find an amazing mixture of African and Portuguese culture and traditions. On the coast, it will be possible to experience fishing villages surrounded by forests, as the more you get inland the more dry and dusty it will get. Hostel in Europe Network

Area: 36.134 Km2
Population: 1.316.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 36 pop/Km2

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Bissau (197.600 pop.)
Major cities: Bafatá 13.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Balanta 32%, Fula 22%, Manjaca 15%, Mandinka 13%, others 18%
Border countries: Senegal NORTH, Guinea EAST

Major height : 310 m
Principal rivers: Corubal 320 Km (tract of Guinea-Bissau, total 600 Km)
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Archipelago of Bijagós 1500 Km2 (Orango Island the principal)
Climate: Tropical

Language: Portuguese (official), Crioulo, Ethnic dialects
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 65%, Muslim 30%, Christian 4%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 20/1, 8/3, 24/9, 25/12
Dialling code: 00245
GMT: 0

World Heritage List: -

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