Guinea-Bissau

General Information about Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is located in Western Africa between Guinea and Senegal, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the smallest countrys in Africa and has an approximate population of 1,472,780 with around 355,000 living in Bissau, the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. Over half of this population follow an African tribal religion and another 40% follow Islam. The official language spoken in Guinea-Bissau is Portuguese with other African languages such as Crioulo used at times.

Africa's only archipelago is found in Guinea-Bissau and is called Arquipélago Dos Bijagós. This island has beautiful beaches and national parks and is a great escape from busy mainand cities such as Bissau which has a great nightlife and many cultural sites.

Climate

Find Out About The Climate At Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau's climate is generally tropical with hot and humid conditions as well as monsoonal conditions. April and May are the hottest months with average daily temperatures of 30 degrees, although the rain season does start in May ending in October. In the hot season is not uncommon for Guinea-Bissau to experiencee dust-laden winds known as the Harmattan which blows in from the Sahara.

Geography

Geographical Information On Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau's official name is Republica da Guine-Bissau announced its independence from Portugal back in 1973. The coastline measures up to 350 kilometres and the total area of land is 36,120 square metres. The terrain is mainly made up of swamps, rain forests, mangrove-covered wetlands. Guinea-Bissau has approximately 25 islands off the coast including the must see Bijagos archipelago which has around 88 islands and atolls. The best places to visit are Bissau, Jemberem, Ilha de Bolama, Ilha de Orango.

Economy

Learn About The Economy At Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is one of the 20 poorest countries in the world with around 60 percent of the economy coming from the agricultural industry. Rice and cashews are amongst the highest produces as well as a strong fishing industry. Guinea-Bissau's main natural resources are timber, bauxite and phosphate, and offshore petroleum. The official currency is the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc. Spain, India, Thailand and Italy are Guinea-Bissau's main export partners.

Hotels in Guinea-Bissau

* Achada do Burro Hotels* Bissau Hotels* Bissau Hotels
* Bissau Gw Hotels


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