Guinea-Bissau

Location: West Africa
Official name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1974 / 1974
Capital city: Bissau
Population: 1.6 million / 147 people per sq mile (57 people per sq km)
Total land area: 13,946 square miles (36,120 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Portuguese Creole, Balante, Fulani, Malinké, Portuguese (official language)
Main religions: Traditional beliefs 50%, Muslim 40%, Christian 10%
Ethnic mix: Balante 30%, Fulani 20%, Other 16%, Mandyako 14%, Mandinka 13%, Papel 7%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: CFA franc = 100 centimes
Literacy rate: 52%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2288 kilocalories


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