Guinea-Bissau

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República da Guiné-Bissau


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Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Bissau
Government Republic
Language Portuguese (official)
President José Mário Vaz
Prime minister Domingos Simões Pereira
Area 13,948 sq mi
Population 2010 1,647,000
GDP 2012 $1.931 billion
GDP per capita $1,222
Currency West African CFA franc

Guinea-Bissau (Republica de Guine-Bissau) is a nation of west Africa. It has borders with Senegal and Guinea, and a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. It has an area of 13,948 square miles (36,125 sq km) and a population of about 1.5 million. The capital city is Bissau, and the official language is Portugese. Formerly a Portugese colony, Guinea-Bissau achieved independence on 24 September 1974.