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Republic of Guinea-Bissau
República da Guiné-Bissau  (Portuguese)
Motto: 
"Unidade, Luta, Progresso" (Portuguese)
"Unity, Fight, 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
José Mário Vaz
Umaro Sissoco Embaló
LegislatureNational People's Assembly
Independencefrom Portugal
• Declared
24 September 1973
• Recognized
10 September 1974
Area
• Total
36,125 km2 (13,948 sq mi) (136th)
• Water (%)
22.4
Population
• 2014 estimate
1,693,398[2] (148th)
• Density
46.9/km2 (121.5/sq mi) (154th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$2.851 billion[3]
• Per capita
$1,568[3]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$1.168 billion[3]
• Per capita
$642[3]
Gini (2002)35
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.424[4]
low · 178th
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 9, 2017


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