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About Guinea-Bissau in detail
Where is Guinea-Bissau?
Guinea-Bissau, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 11 51 N 15 35 W otherwise in Africa, in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal.
What is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau?
The capital city of Guinea-Bissau is: Bissau.
What is the time in Bissau?
It is 5 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Bissau is: UTC 0.
What is the Internet code for Guinea-Bissau?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Guinea-Bissau is: .gw
What is the size of Guinea-Bissau?
The territory of Guinea-Bissau is total: 36,125 sq km; land: 28,120 sq km, water: 8,005 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Guinea-Bissau is slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut.
If we would like to walk around and discover Guinea-Bissau, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 762 km.
What is the water coverage of Guinea-Bissau?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Guinea-Bissau is covered by water (see below), and this includes 350 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Guinea-Bissau?
The climate of Guinea-Bissau is tropical: generally hot and humid: monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds: dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds.
Geographical data of Guinea-Bissau
The elevation of Guinea-Bissau; mean elevation: 70 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: unnamed elevation in the eastern part of the country 300 m.
The typical geographical details of Guinea-Bissau include mostly low-lying coastal plain with a deeply indented estuarine coastline rising to savanna in east; numerous off-shore islands including the Arquipelago Dos Bijagos consisting of 18 main islands and many small islets.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Guinea-Bissau is this small country is swampy along its western coast and low-lying inland.
Resources and land use of Guinea-Bissau
The country’s main mined products are fish, timber, phosphates, bauxite, clay, granite, limestone, unexploited deposits of petroleum. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 44.8%; arable land 8.2%; permanent crops 6.9%; permanent pasture 29.7%; forest: 55.2%; other: 0% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Guinea-Bissau
The number of inhabitants of Guinea-Bissau is 1,759,159 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 49.3% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Guinea-Bissau is concentrated in BISSAU (capital) 492,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Guinea-Bissau
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Fulani 28.5%, Balanta 22.5%, Mandinga 14.7%, Papel 9.1%, Manjaco 8.3%, Beafada 3.5%, Mancanha 3.1%, Bijago 2.1%, Felupe 1.7%, Mansoanca 1.4%, Balanta Mane 1%, other 1.8%, none 2.2% (2008 estimate).
Spoken languages in Guinea-Bissau
The spoken languages in Guinea-Bissau are the following: Crioulo 90.4%, Portuguese 27.1% (official language), French 5.1%, English 2.9%, other 2.4%. Note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2008 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Guinea-Bissau?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 45.1%, Christian 22.1%, animist 14.9%, none 2%, unspecified 15.9% (2008 estimate).
Further population data of Guinea-Bissau
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 39.28% (male 344,976 / female 346,102) 15-24 years: 20.17% (male 176,050 / female 178,842) 25-54 years: 32.53% (male 285,258 / female 286,955) 55-64 years: 4.62% (male 31,030 / female 50,215) 65 years and over: 3.4% (male 22,121 / female 37,610) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Guinea-Bissau is 1.88% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Guinea-Bissau the birth rate is 32.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 14.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Guinea-Bissau the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Guinea-Bissau, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Guinea-Bissau are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.6% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Guinea-Bissau
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Guinea-Bissau is highly dependent on subsistence agriculture, cashew nut exports, and foreign assistance. Two out of three Bissau-Guineans remain below the absolute poverty line. The legal economy is based on farming and fishing, but illegal logging and tGuinea-Bissau has substantial potential for development of mineral resources including phosphates, bauxite, and mineral sands. The country’s climate and soil make it feasible to grow a wide range of cash crops, fruit, vegetables, and tubers; however, cashWith renewed donor support following elections in April-May 2014 and a successful regional bond issuance, the government of Guinea-Bissau made progress paying salaries, settling domestic arrears, and gaining more control over revenues and expenditures, bu.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Guinea-Bissau is $1.168 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Guinea-Bissau is 4.8% (2016 estimate) 4.8% (2015 estimate) 2.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Guinea-Bissau this is $1,600 (2016 estimate) $1,500 (2015 estimate) $1,500 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Guinea-Bissau produces?
The main agricultural products of Guinea-Bissau are rice, corn, beans, cassava (manioc, tapioca), cashew nuts, peanuts, palm kernels, cotton; timber; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are agricultural products processing, beer, soft drinks. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on agricultural products processing, beer, soft drinks.
Drinking water source in Guinea-Bissau
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.8% of population, rural: 60.3% of population, total: 79.3% of population. Unimproved: urban: 1.2% of population, rural: 39.7% of population, total: 20.7% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Guinea-Bissau
In Guinea-Bissau, the average number of childbirth is 4.16 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Guinea-Bissau
The average age of the population is total: 20 years; male: 19.5 years, female: 20.5 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Guinea-Bissau it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Guinea-Bissau is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Guinea-Bissau a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Guinea-Bissau
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Guinea-Bissau density of the hospital beds is 1 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Guinea-Bissau the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow feverwater contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Guinea-Bissau the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Guinea-Bissau is 6.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Guinea-Bissau? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Guinea-Bissau are hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season; brush fires.
More interesting facts about Guinea-Bissau
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980, a military coup established authoritarian dictator Joao Bernardo 'Nino' VIEIRA as president. Despite setting a path to a market economy and multiparty system, VIEIRA's regime was characterized by the suppression of political opposition and the purging of political rivals. Several coup attempts through the 1980s and early 1990s failed to unseat him. In 1994 VIEIRA was elected president in the country's first free, multiparty election. A military mutiny and resulting civil war in 1998 eventually led to VIEIRA's ouster in May 1999. In February 2000, a transitional government turned over power to opposition leader Kumba YALA after he was elected president in transparent polling. In September 2003, after only three years in office, YALA was overthrown in a bloodless military coup, and businessman Henrique ROSA was sworn in as interim president. In 2005, former President VIEIRA was reelected, pledging to pursue economic development and national reconciliation; he was assassinated in March 2009. Malam Bacai SANHA was elected in an emergency election held in June 2009, but he passed away in January 2012 from a long-term illness. A military coup in April 2012 prevented Guinea-Bissau's second-round presidential election - to determine SANHA's successor - from taking place. Following mediation by the Economic Community of Western African States, a civilian transitional government assumed power in 2012 and remained until Jose Mario VAZ won a free and fair election in 2014. A long-running dispute between factions in the ruling PAIGC party has brought the government to a political impasse; there have been five prime ministers since August 2015.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Guinea-Bissau: 24 September 1973 (declared); 10 September 1974 (from Portugal).
The flag and other symbols of Guinea-Bissau
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, two equal horizontal bands of yellow (top) and green with a vertical red band on the hoist side; there is a black five-pointed star centered in the red band; yellow symbolizes the sun; green denotes hope; red represents blood shed during the struggle for independence; the black star stands for African unity. Note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia; the flag design was heavily influenced by the Ghanaian flag.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Guinea-Bissau: black star; national colors: red, yellow, green, black.
Constitution of Guinea-Bissau
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Guinea-Bissau?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Guinea-Bissau is mixed legal system of civil law which incorporated Portuguese law at independence and influenced by early French civil code and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Guinea-Bissau, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National People's Assembly or Assembleia Nacional Popular (102 seats; members directly elected in 2 single- and 27 multi-seat constituencies by closed party-list proportional representation vote to serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 13 April 2014 (next to be held in 2018)election results: percent of vote by party - PAIGC 48.0%, PRS 30.8%, other parties 21.2%; seats by party - PAIGC 57, PRS 41, other 4.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Guinea-Bissau
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Guinea-Bissau the labor force is 731,300 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Guinea-Bissau is total: 87.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 96.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 77.7 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Guinea-Bissau is N/A %.
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Guinea-Bissau, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.9% highest 10%: 28% (2002).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Guinea-Bissau the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Guinea-Bissau, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: 2.9% highest 10%: 28% (2002).
About the budget and central governments debt of Guinea-Bissau
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Guinea-Bissau is; revenues: $171.3 million, expenditures: $212.7 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 14.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Guinea-Bissau is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Guinea-Bissau
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.5% (2016 estimate), 1.4% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 15% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Guinea-Bissau is: $163.2 million (2016 estimate), $202.9 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: fish, shrimp; cashews, peanuts, palm kernels, raw and sawn lumber.
The most important imported products are: foodstuffs, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products, and the countries from where the import is coming: Portugal 27.1%, Senegal 12.8%, China 6.5%, Spain 5.5%, Cuba 4.8% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Guinea-Bissau
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Guinea-Bissau, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2015 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 1% of total installed capacity (2015 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Guinea-Bissau, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Guinea-Bissau; small system including a combination of microwave radio relay, open-wire lines, radiotelephone, and mobile cellular communicationsdomestic: fixed-line teledensity less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile cellular teledensity is roughly 70 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 245 (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Guinea-Bissau
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Guinea-Bissau: 8 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Guinea-Bissau: total: 3,455 km, paved: 965 km, unpaved: 2,490 km (2002).
The total length of the waterways in Guinea-Bissau: (rivers are partially navigable; many inlets and creeks provide shallow-water access to much of interior) (2012).
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Facts & data about Guinea-Bissau
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Guinea-Bissau, conventional short form: Guinea-Bissau, local long form: Republica da Guine-Bissau, local short form: Guine-Bissau, former: Portuguese Guinea. Note: the country is named after the Guinea region of West Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea and stretches north to the Sahel; "Bissau" distinguishes the country from neighboring Guinea.
|Abbrevation: Guinea-Bissau||Geographic coordinates:
12 00 N, 15 00 W
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Guinea-Bissau: Bissau||GPS of the Capital:
11 51 N 15 35 W
|Position: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal|
|Land area: total: 36,125 sq km; land: 28,120 sq km, water: 8,005 sq km||Terrain: mostly low-lying coastal plain with a deeply indented estuarine coastline rising to savanna in east; numerous off-shore islands including the Arquipelago Dos Bijagos consisting of 18 main islands and many small islets
||Area comparative: slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut|
|Population: 1,759,159 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.88% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.62 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.6 male(s) / female, total population: 0.96 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $163.2 million (2016 estimate), $202.9 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $196.8 million (2016 estimate), $199.5 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Portugal 27.1%, Senegal 12.8%, China 6.5%, Spain 5.5%, Cuba 4.8% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 49.3% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): BISSAU (capital) 492,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 20 years; male: 19.5 years, female: 20.5 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 61,000. Percent of population: 3.5% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 5,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2012 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 1.238 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 72 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Bissau-Guinean(s) adjective: Bissau-Guinean||National holidays: Independence Day, 24 September (1973)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 50.6 years. Male: 48.6 years, female: 52.7 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 4.16 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 32.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 59.9%; male: 71.8%, female: 48.3% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of civil law which incorporated Portuguese law at independence and influenced by early French civil code and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: agricultural products processing, beer, soft drinks||Industrial production growth rate: 0.7% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 4.8% (2016 estimate) 4.8% (2015 estimate) 2.5% (2014 estimate)|
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