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Guinea-Bissau is pronounced gi·nee buh·sau” and is one of the 16 countries located in West Africa. The name Guinea means “the land of the blacks” and “Bissau” is the name of the capital. Guinea-Bissau gained its independence on September 24, 1973 from Portugal. This country is known as being one of the top cashew producers in the world. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Guinea-Bissau.

Flag of Guinea-Bissau

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What Does The Guinea-Bissau Flag Represent?

  • RED: represents the blood shed during the struggle for independence
  • YELLOW: represents the sun
  • GREEN: represents hope
  • Black Star of Africa

Where is Guinea-Bissau located?

Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa bordered by Senegal and Guinea.

World Data Locator Map, Guinea-Bissau

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Facts About Guinea-Bissau:

  1. Capital: Bissau
  2. Population: 1.6 Million
  3. 6th largest producer of Cashew Nuts
  4. Nationality: Bissau-Guinean
  5. Bissau-Guinea made up of 8 regiões (regions)
  6. Side of road to drive on: Left


What Are The Official Languages of Guinea-Bissau?

Portuguese is the official language of Guinea-Bissau. Other languages spoken in this country include; Pulaar, Maninka, Susu and kiriol.

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What Is The Currency of Guinea-Bissau?

West African CFA Franc is used in Guinea-Bissau

$1 = 644.14

$20 = 12882.74

$60 = 38648.23


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What Are The Religions of Guinea-Bissau?

Religion: In Guinea-Bissau, the 2 main religions practiced are; Islam (45%) and Christianity (21%).


What Are The Traditional Foods of Guinea-Bissau?

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Guinea-Bissau:

I hope this information has given you more insight into Guinea-Bissau but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

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