|Government||republic, multiparty since mid-1991|
|Currency||Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF); note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States; previously the Guinea-Bissau peso (GWP) was used|
|Area||total: 36,120 sq km |
water: 8,120 sq km
land: 28,000 sq km
|Population||1,345,479 (July 2002 est.)|
|Language||Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages|
|Religion||indigenous beliefs 50%, Muslim 45%, Christian 5%|
A former Portuguese colony, Guinea-Bissau's post-independence history has been chequered. A civil war in 1998, followed by the imposition of a military junta in 1999 has been replaced with a multi-party democracy. The economy remains fragile, however hopes are high.
Bissau - capital
Direct flights from Portugal.
in the city you have vehicles that they call[toca-toca] cab for everybody who will stop as long as i go to pick up and drop up passanger.to travel fron city to city you have the [candongas]they big commercial vehicles carrying ten to twenty passanger [mini buses]tip make sure you get the front seats.rented vehicles four wheels car are available.
Portuguese is the official language, however the local creole and some native African languages are widely spoken.
the food is fantastic.is a variety of fish meat and diverse vegetables,the country is rich in fish so if are a fish lover you gona loved,most or all of the food is organic.