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Guinea Bissau Country Data

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Area: total: 36,120 sq km
land: 28,000 sq km
water: 8,120 sq km

Climate: tropical generally hot and humid monsoonal-type rainy season [June to November] with southwesterly winds dry season [December to May] with northeasterly harmattan winds

Terrain: mostly low coastal plain rising to savanna in east

Natural resources: fish, timber, phosphates, bauxite, clay, granite, limestone, unexploited deposits of petroleum

Population: 1,503,182 [July 2008 est.]

Age structure: 0-14 years: 41% [male 307,353/female 308,726]
15-64 years: 55.9% [male 404,747/female 436,245]
65 years and over: 3.1% [male 18,819/female 27,292] [2008 est.]

Nationality: noun: Guinean[s]
adjective: Guinean

Ethnic groups: African 99% [includes Balanta 30%, Fula 20%, Manjaca 14%, Mandinga 13%, Papel 7%], European and mulatto less than 1%

Languages: Portuguese [official], Crioulo, African languages

Capital: name: Bissau
geographic coordinates: 11 51 N, 15 35 W
time difference: UTC 0 [5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time]

National holiday: Independence Day, 24 September [1973]

GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 62%
industry: 12%
services: 26% [1999 est.]

Labor force: 480,000 [1999]

Budget: revenues:

Agriculture - products: rice, corn, beans, cassava [tapioca], cashew nuts, peanuts, palm kernels, cotton timber fish

Industries: agricultural products processing, beer, soft drinks

Exports: $133 million f.o.b. [2006]

Exports - commodities: cashew nuts, shrimp, peanuts, palm kernels, sawn lumber

Exports - partners: India 76.1%, Nigeria 18.1%, Italy 1.4% [2006]

Imports: $200 million f.o.b. [2006]

Imports - commodities: foodstuffs, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products

Imports - partners: Portugal 18.7%, Senegal 16.3%, Italy 13%, Pakistan 4.5% [2006]

Currency (code): Communaute Financiere Africaine franc [XOF] note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States

Exchange rates: Communaute Financiere Africaine francs [XOF] per US dollar - 493.51 [2007], 522.59 [2006], 527.47 [2005], 528.29 [2004], 581.2 [2003]
note: since 1 January 1999, the XOF franc has been pegged to the euro at a rate of 655.957 XOF francs per euro

Airports: 27 [2007]

Ports and terminals: Bissau, Buba, Cacheu, Farim

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