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Basic information about Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau (/ˈɡɪni bɪˈsaʊ/, GI-nee-bi-SOW), officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau, [ʁeˈpublikɐ dɐ ɡiˈnɛ biˈsaw]), is a country in West Africa. It covers 36,125 square kilometres (13,948 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1,704,000. Guinea-Bissau was once part of the kingdom of Gabu, as well as part of the Mali Empire. Parts of this kingdom persisted until the 18th century, while a few others were under some rule by the Portuguese Empire since the 16th century. In the 19th century, it was colonized as Portuguese Guinea. Upon independence, declared in 1973 and recognised in 1974, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country's name to prevent confusion with Guinea (formerly French Guinea). Guinea-Bissau has a history of political instability since independence, and no elected president has successfully served a full five-year term. Only 14% of the population speaks Portuguese, established as the official language in the colonial period. Almost half the population (44%) speaks Crioulo, a Portuguese-based creole language, and the remainder speak a variety of native African languages. The main religions are African traditional religions and Islam; there is a Christian (mostly Roman Catholic) minority. The country's per-capita gross domestic product is one of the lowest in the world. Guinea-Bissau is a member of the United Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Latin Union, Community of Portuguese Language Countries, La Francophonie and the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone.Guinea-Bissau (/ˈɡɪni bɪˈsaʊ/, GI-nee-bi-SOW), officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau, [ʁeˈpublikɐ dɐ ɡiˈnɛ biˈsaw]), is a country in West Africa. It covers 36,125 square kilometres (13,948 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1,704,000. Guinea-Bissau was once part of the kingdom of Gabu, as well as part of the Mali Empire. Parts of this kingdom persisted until the 18th century, while a few others were under some rule by the Portuguese Empire since the 16th century. In the 19th century, it was colonized as Portuguese Guinea. Upon independence, declared in 1973 and recognised in 1974, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country's name to prevent confusion with Guinea (formerly French Guinea). Guinea-Bissau has a history of political instability since independence, and no elected president has successfully served a full five-year term. Only 14% of the population speaks Portuguese, established as the official language in the colonial period. Almost half the population (44%) speaks Crioulo, a Portuguese-based creole language, and the remainder speak a variety of native African languages. The main religions are African traditional religions and Islam; there is a Christian (mostly Roman Catholic) minority. The country's per-capita gross domestic product is one of the lowest in the world. Guinea-Bissau is a member of the United Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Latin Union, Community of Portuguese Language Countries, La Francophonie and the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone.
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TombaliTombali is a region in southern Guinea-Bissau. Its capital is Catió. Tombali is divided into 5 sectors: \n* Bedanda \n* Cacine \n* Catio \n* Quebo \n* KomoShow on map
QuinaraQuinara is a region in central Guinea-Bissau. Its capital is Fulacunda. Quinara is divided into 4 sectors: \n* Buba \n* Empada \n* Fulacunda \n* TiteShow on map
OioOio is a region in Guinea-Bissau. Its capital is Farim. Other major cities and towns include Nhacra, Mansôa, Bissorã and Cumeré. The region borders Senegal to the north, the Guinea-Bissau regions of Bafatá, Bissau and Biombo to the east, the Rio Geba/Guinea-Bissau region of Quinara to the south and the Guinea-Bissau region of Cacheu to the west.The Rio de Canjambari flows through the north of the region. One of the highest place in Oio is Tambandinto with an elevation of 70 m. Oio is divided into five sectors: \n* Bissorã \n* Farim \n* Mansaba \n* Mansôa \n* NhacraShow on map
GabuGabú is the largest town in eastern Guinea-Bissau and capital of the Gabú Region. Population 14,336 (2008 est). The town is known for its Fula population and dominant Muslim religion. It was originally the centre of the Kaabu empire until the Fouta Djallon came to dominate it in the nineteenth century. Gabú is also known as a market town and a centre for trade with Guinea and Senegal. After the independence of Guiné-Bissau, the city acquired its actual name, replacing the old one, \Nova Lamego\.Show on map
CacheuCacheu is a region in western Guinea-Bissau, on the border with Senegal. It has an area of 5,175 km2 and a population estimated in 2004 at 164,676. Its capital is Cacheu. Cacheu is divided into 6 administrative sectors: \n* Bigene \n* Bula \n* Cacheu \n* Caió \n* Canghungo \n* São Domingos See also: \n* Regions of Guinea-Bissau \n* Sectors of Guinea-BissauShow on map
Bolama and BijagosBolama is an administrative region in Guinea-Bissau, consisting primarily of the Bijagós Archipelago of the country's southern coast, together with a small coastal strip centred on the coastal town of São João. It has an area of 2,624 km2. and a population estimated in 2004 at 27,959. Its capital is Bolama, on the island of the same name.Show on map
BissauBissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. In 2007 Bissau had an estimated population of 407,424. Bissau is located on the Geba River estuary, off the Atlantic Ocean, and is Guinea-Bissau's largest city, major port, and its administrative and military centre.Show on map
BiomboBiombo is a region in western Guinea-Bissau, with an area of 840 km2. Its capital is Quinhámel. Its population in 2004 was 63,835, compared with 60,400 at the 1991 Census. Biombo is divided into 3 sectors: \n* Prabis \n* Quinhamel \n* SafimShow on map
BafataBafatá is a region in north-central Guinea-Bissau, with a population of 225,516 (2009). Its capital is Bafatá. Bafatá is divided into 6 sectors: \n* Bafatá \n* Bambadinca \n* Contuboel \n* Galomaro \n* Gamamundo \n* Xitole See also: \n* Regions of Guinea-Bissau \n* Sectors of Guinea-BissauShow on map