|Time zone:||GMT 0 (Greenwich mean time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Portuguese||Other languages: Crioulo|
Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)|
€1 = CAF655, $1 = CAF0.00, £1 = CAF781
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.gw||International Dialling Code: 245|
For help planning your trip to Guinea Bissau including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Guinea Bissau trip planning page.
Further information on Guinea Bissau
Discover more about Guinea Bissau - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 36,120 sq km (8,120 sq km under water)
Coastline: 350 km (Atlantic Ocean)
Climate: Tropical climate, generally hot and humid with monsoonal-type rainy season from June to November with southwesterly winds and a dry season from December to May with northeasterly harmattan winds.
Highest mountain: unnamed location in the northeast corner of the country (300m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Guinea Bissau from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||159/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||145/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||79/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||161/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau Status: Independent Country
Population: 1,693,398 (rank: 148/196) Density: 46.8 people/sq km (rank: 131/196)
Ethnic groups: African 99% (includes Balanta 30%, Fula 20%, Manjaca 14%, Mandinga 13%, Papel 7%), European and mulatto less than 1%
Religions: Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 10%
GDP (PPP): $2.01 billion GDP per capita: $1,200 (rank: 181/195)