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Guinea-Bissau | Africa Forward
Church Information

STATUS: Organized Work

CHURCHES: 1 Church

CONSTITUENTS: 19

UPCI MISSIONARIES:
     Regional Missionaries Agenor & Silvia Sousa

GUINEA-BISSAU – Country Information

Population:
Guinea-Bissau has a population of 1,927,104 as of 2020.

Size:
36,123 sq km / 13,947 sq mi (just larger than Maryland)

Capital City:
The capital city, Bissau, is a port city whose name is used to distinguish it from its neighboring country, Guinea.

Ethnic Groups:
28.5% Fulani
22.5% Balanta
14.7% Mandinga
9.1% Papel
8.3% Manjaco
3.5% Beafada

Religion:
45.1% Muslim
22.1% Christian
32.8% Other / Nonreligious

Languages:
Portuguese

Crioulo is a dialect of Portuguese that is more widely spoken than Portuguese itself.

Geography:
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.

Economy:
Guinea-Bissau is a poor country. Its economy is largely agricultural, mostly subsistence farming and exporting cashews. It is largely dependent on foreign aid.

Interesting Fact:
Guinea-Bissau also includes the Bissagos archipelago that lies off its coast.

Important Facts:
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.

Click on the map above to see additional information concerning this country from nationsonline.org.

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