Facts and stats about Guinea-Bissau

1.66 million

Population. Ranked 152nd in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 167th in 2012.


Guinea 386 km, Senegal 338 km
Largest city Bissau - 200,000
Capital city Bissau - 200,000
Major language Portuguese, Crioulo, African languages
Major religion Indigenous beliefs, Islam, Christianity
Monetary unit Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Alternative names Guinea-Bissau, Guine-Bissau, Republica da Guine-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Groups failed states, Hot countries, Least Developed Countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Guinea-Bissau

  • Guinea-Bissau ranked second for death rate amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Guinea-Bissau ranked last for population amongst Failed states in 2013.
  • Guinea-Bissau ranked #5 for GDP > composition by sector > agriculture globally in 2012.
  • Guinea-Bissau ranked 4th last for GDP amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012.

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