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Country (long form) Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Capital Bissau
Total Area 13,946.01 sq mi
36,120.00 sq km
(slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut)
Population 1,315,822 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 3,237,496
Languages Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages
Literacy 53.9% total, 67.1% male, 40.7% female (1997 est.)
Religions indigenous beliefs 50%, Muslim 45%, Christian 5%
Life Expectancy 47.12 male, 51.78 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic, multiparty since mid-1991
Currency 1 Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (CFAF) = 100 centimes
GDP (per capita) $850 (2000 est.)
Industry agricultural products processing, beer, soft drinks
Agriculture rice, corn, beans, cassava (tapioca), cashew nuts, peanuts, palm kernels, cotton; timber; fish
Arable Land 11%
Natural Resources fish, timber, phosphates, bauxite, unexploited deposits of petroleum

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