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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
Capital
and largest city
Bissau
11°52′N15°36′W / 11.867°N 15.600°W / 11.867; -15.600
Official languagesPortuguese
Recognised regional languagesCrioulo
Ethnic groups
DemonymBissau-Guinean[1]
GovernmentRepublic
 - President (acting)Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo
 - Prime Minister (acting)Rui Duarte de Barros
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
 - 2010 estimate1,647,000[2] (148th)
 - 2002 census1,345,479
 - Density44.1/km2 (154th)
115.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$1.931 billion[3]
 - Per capita$1,222[3]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$870 million[3]
 - Per capita$551[3]
Gini (1993)47
high
HDI (2010)Increase 0.289
low ·164th
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 July 26, 2012


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