Guinea-Bissau

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau

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Capital: Bissau

Population: 1.6 million

Land area: 36,125 sq km (13,948 sq miles)

Major languages: Portuguese, Crioulo – a form of Portuguese, African languages

Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Islam, Christianity

Life expectancy: 47 years (men), 50 years (women)

Currency: CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc

Sources: UN, World Bank, BBC