The Lord's Move to Africa

Guinea Bissau

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Country Profile

Location: West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal 
Geographical Size: land: 28,120 sq km, water: 8,005 sq km 
Climate: tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to harmattan winds 
Population: 1,833,247 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.48% (2018 est.) 
Languages: Crioulo (lingua franca), Portuguese (official; largely used as a second or third language), Pular (a Fula language), Mandingo Religion: Muslim 45.1%, Christian 22.1%, animist 14.9%, none 2%, unspecified 15.9% (2008 est.) 
Government Type: semi-presidential republic 
Capital City: Bissau 
Economy: Guinea-Bissau is highly dependent on subsistence agriculture, cashew nut exports, and foreign assistance. The legal economy is based on cashews and fishing. Illegal logging and trafficking in narcotics also play significant roles. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $3.171 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 0 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 1,434,822 (2017 est.) Internet users 66,169 (July 2016 est.) Information and map From CIA