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Republic of Guinea-Bissau
República da Guiné-Bissau  (Portuguese)
FlagEmblem
Motto: 
"Unidade, Luta, Progresso" (Portuguese)
"Unity, Struggle, Progress"
Anthem: 
Esta é a Nossa Pátria Bem Amada  (Portuguese)
This is Our Beloved Homeland
Location of  Guinea-Bissau  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Guinea-Bissau  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Bissau
11°52′N15°36′W / 11.867°N 15.600°W / 11.867; -15.600
Official languagesPortuguese
Recognised national languagesUpper Guinea Creole
Ethnic groups
DemonymBissau-Guinean[1]
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic
 - PresidentJosé Mário Vaz
 - Prime MinisterDomingos Simões Pereira
LegislatureNational People's Assembly
Independencefrom Portugal
 - Declared24 September 1973 
 - Recognized10 September 1974 
Area
 - Total36,125 km2 (136th)
13,948 sq mi
 - Water (%)22.4
Population
 - 2013 estimate1,704,000[2] (148th)
 - Density44.1/km2 (154th)
115.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$2.502 billion[3]
 - Per capita$1,439[3]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$1.040 billion[3]
 - Per capita$598[3]
Gini (2002)35
medium
HDI (2013)Steady 0.396[4]
low ·177th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneGMT(UTC+0)
Drives on theright
Calling code+245
ISO 3166 codeGW
Internet TLD.gw

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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