STATUS: Organized Work
CHURCHES: 1 Church
Regional Missionaries Agenor & Silvia Sousa
GUINEA-BISSAU – Country Information
Guinea-Bissau has a population of 1,927,104 as of 2020.
36,123 sq km / 13,947 sq mi (just larger than Maryland)
The capital city, Bissau, is a port city whose name is used to distinguish it from its neighboring country, Guinea.
32.8% Other / Nonreligious
Crioulo is a dialect of Portuguese that is more widely spoken than Portuguese itself.
Guinea-Bissau is a west African coastal nation that is made up of low coastal plains and swamps. As you move eastward into the country, you can find forests and savannas.
Guinea-Bissau is a poor country. Its economy is largely agricultural, mostly subsistence farming and exporting cashews. It is largely dependent on foreign aid.
Guinea-Bissau also includes the Bissagos archipelago that lies off its coast.
Guinea-Bissau began trading with the Portuguese in the early 1470s. After nearly five centuries the Portuguese took colonial rule over Guinea-Bissau making it a part of Portuguese Guinea. Guinea-Bissau gained independence from Portugal on September 10, 1974.