Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is an off-the-beaten path destination on the west coast of Africa. It is primarily an agricultural and fishing country of fewer than 2 million people. This former Portuguese colony is one of the poorest in the world.

Popular Destinations

is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. In 2015, had a population of 492,004. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The Bissagos Islands, also spelled Bijagós, are a group of about 88 islands and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the African nation of Guinea-Bissau. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a town in central Guinea-Bissau, known as the birthplace of Amílcar Cabral. Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

is a small city of 10,000 people in northwestern Guinea-Bissau. Photo: Nammarci, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Gabu is the largest town in eastern Guinea-Bissau and capital of the . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is the main town of and the capital of the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the largest city in southern Guinea-Bissau, lying on the Rio Grande de , near the Contanhez National Park. Photo: Jcornelius, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Guinea-Bissau

Latitude of center
12° or 12° north
Longitude of center
-15° or 15° west
Population
1,450,000
Elevation
29 metres (95 feet)
Capital
Area
36,120 km² (13,946 miles²)
Currency
Franc (XOF)
Phone code
245
Internet domain
.gw
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424297609
Geo­Names ID
2372248
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Ginya-Bissau
  • Achinese: Guinea Bissau
  • Afrikaans: Guinee-Bissau
  • Akan: Gini Bisaw
  • Akan: Guinea-Bissau
  • Albanian: Guine-Bisau
  • Albanian: Guinea-Bisau
  • Albanian: Guinea Bisau
  • Amharic: ጊኒ ቢሳኦ
  • Amharic: ጊኔ-ቢሳው
  • Arabic: Guinea-Bissau
  • Arabic: غينيا-بيساو
  • Arabic: غينيا بيساو
  • Aragonese: Guinea-Bissau
  • Armenian: Գվինեա-Բիսաու
  • Armenian: Գվինեա Բիսաու
  • Arpitan: Guinê-Bissaou
  • Assamese: গিনি-বিছাও
  • Asturian: Guinea-Bisáu
  • Asturian: República de Guinea-Bisáu
  • Avaric: Bissauguinea
  • Azerbaijani: Qvineya-Bisau
  • Balinese: Guinea-Bissau
  • Bambara: Gine Bisau
  • Bambara: Gine Bisawo
  • Banjar: Guinea-Bissau
  • Bashkir: Гвинея-Бисау
  • Basque: Ginea-Bissau
  • Basque: Ginea Bissau
  • Bavarian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Belarusian: Гвінея-Бісау
  • Belarusian: Гвінея-Бісаў
  • Belarusian: Гвінэя-Бісаў
  • Belarusian: Ґвінэя-Бісаў
  • Bengali: গিনি-বিসাউ
  • Bhojpuri: गिनी-बिसाऊ
  • Bishnupriya: গিনি-বিসাও
  • Bosnian: Gvineja-Bisao
  • Bosnian: Gvineja-Bisau
  • Bosnian: Gvineja Bisau
  • Breton: Ginea-Bissau
  • Bulgarian: Гвинея-Бисау
  • Bulgarian: Гвинея Бисау
  • Burmese: ဂင်းနီဗစ်ဆောနိုင်ငံ
  • Burmese: ဂီနီ-ဘီစော
  • Catalan: Guinea Bissau
  • Cebuano: Guinea-Bissau
  • Central Bikol: Guineya-Bisau
  • Central Kurdish: گینێ بیساو
  • Chavacano: Guinea-Bissau
  • Chechen: Гвине-Бисау
  • Chechen: Гвиней-Бисау
  • Chinese: Guinea-Bissau
  • Chinese: Jīnèiyà Bǐshào
  • Chinese: 几内亚比绍 / 幾內亞比索
  • Chinese: 几内亚比绍
  • Chinese: 几内亚比绍共和国
  • Chinese: 幾內亞比索
  • Chinese: 幾內亞比紹
  • Chinese: 畿內亞比紹
  • Chuvash: Гвиней-Бисау
  • Cornish: Gyni-Bissaw
  • Corsican: Guinea-Bissau
  • Crimean Tatar: Gvineya Bissau
  • Croatian: Gvineja Bisau
  • Czech: Guinea-Bissau
  • Danish: Guinea-Bissau
  • Dhivehi: ގީނީ-ބިސާއޫ
  • Dimli (individual language): Gineya Bissaoy
  • Dotyali: गिनी बिसाउ
  • Dotyali: गिनीया बिसाउ
  • Dutch: GNB
  • Dutch: GW
  • Dutch: Guinee-Bissau
  • Dzongkha: གྷི་ནི་ བྷི་སཱའུ
  • Eastern Mari: Гвиней-Бисау
  • Egyptian Arabic: جينيا بيساو
  • English: GBS
  • English: Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • English: gw
  • English: 🇬🇼
  • Esperanto: GW
  • Esperanto: Gvineo-Bisaŭo
  • Esperanto: Gvineo Bisaŭa
  • Esperanto: Gvineo Bisaŭo
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Gvineo-Bisaŭo
  • Estonian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Estonian: Guinea-Bissau Vabariik
  • Ewe: Gini-Bisao nutome
  • Ewe: Gini Bisao
  • Ewe: Guinea-Bissau
  • Extremaduran: Guinea-Bissau
  • Faroese: Guinea-Bissau
  • Fiji Hindi: Guinea-Bissau
  • Finnish: Guinea-Bissau
  • Finnish: Guinea-Bissaun tasavalta
  • French: GB.
  • French: GW
  • French: Guinée-Bissao
  • French: Guinée-Bissau
  • French: Guinée-bissao
  • French: Guinée Bissau
  • French: la République de Guinée-Bissao
  • French: la République de Guinée-Bissau
  • Fulah: Gine-Bisaawo
  • Fulah: Gine-Biso
  • Gagauz: Gvineya Bissau
  • Galician: A Guinea Bissau
  • Galician: Guinea-Bisau
  • Galician: Guinea-Bissau
  • Ganda: Gini-Bisawu
  • Ganda: Guinea-Bissau
  • Georgian: გვინეა-ბისაუ
  • German: Guinea-Bissau
  • German: Guiné-Bissau
  • German: Republik Guinea-Bissau
  • Greek: Γουινέα-Μπισάου
  • Greek: Γουινέα-Μπισσάου
  • Greek: Γουινέα Μπισάου
  • Greek: Δημοκρατία της Γουινέας Μπισσάου
  • Guarani: Gynéa Mbisáu
  • Guianese Creole French: Giné-Biso
  • Gujarati: ગિની-બિસાઉ
  • Haitian: Gine-Bisao
  • Haitian: Gine-Bisawo
  • Hakka Chinese: Guiné-Bissau
  • Hausa: Gine-Bisau
  • Hausa: Gini Bisau
  • Hausa: Guinea-Bissau
  • Hebrew: גינאה־ביסאו
  • Hebrew: גינאה ביסאו
  • Hebrew: גיניאה-ביסאו
  • Hindi: गिनी-बिसाऊ
  • Hindi: गीनी-बिसाउ
  • Hungarian: Bissau-Guinea
  • Hungarian: Bissau-Guineai Köztársaság
  • Hungarian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Icelandic: Gínea-Bissá
  • Ido: Guinea Bisau
  • Igbo: Guinea-Bissau
  • Iloko: Guinea-Bissau
  • Inari Sami: Guinea-Bissau
  • Inari Sami: Guinea-Bissau täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Indonesian: Guinea Bissau
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Guinea-Bissau
  • Interlingue: Guinea-Bissau
  • Irish: Guine-Bhissau
  • Irish: Guine-Bissau
  • Irish: Guine Bissau
  • Italian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Jamaican Creole English: Gini-Bisau
  • Japanese: ギニアビサウ
  • Japanese: ギニアビサウ共和国
  • Japanese: ギニアビサオ
  • Japanese: 幾内亜美須
  • Javanese: Guinea-Bissau
  • Javanese: Guinéa-Bissau
  • Kabiyè: Kinee-Pɩsaʊ
  • Kabyle: Ginya-Bissau
  • Kalaallisut: Guinea-Bissau
  • Kalmyk: Биса Гвинмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಗಿನಿ-ಬಿಸೌ
  • Kannada: ಗಿನಿ-ಬಿಸ್ಸಾವ್
  • Kashmiri: گیٖنی بِساو
  • Kazakh: Гвинея-Бисау
  • Khmer: ហ្គីណេប៊ីស្សូ
  • Kikuyu: Ginebisau
  • Kinyarwanda: Gineya-Biso
  • Kirghiz: Гвинея-Бисау
  • Kongo: Ginea-Bisau
  • Korean: 기네비소
  • Korean: 기네비쏘
  • Korean: 기니비사우
  • Kotava: Bissauguinea
  • Kurdish: Gîne-Bissau
  • Kurdish: Gînê-Bissau
  • Kurdish: گینێ بیساو
  • Ladin: Guinea Bissau
  • Lao: Guinea-Bissau
  • Lao: ກິນີ-ບິສເຊົາ
  • Latin: Guinea Bissaviensis
  • Latvian: Gvineja-Bisava
  • Ligurian: Guinea Bissau
  • Limburgan: Guinee-Bissau
  • Lingala: Gine-Bisau
  • Lingala: Ginɛbisau
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Gine-Bisau
  • Literary Chinese: 幾內亞比紹
  • Lithuanian: Bisau Gvinėja
  • Livvi: Gvinea-Bisau
  • Lombard: Guinea-Bissau
  • Low German: Guinea-Bissau
  • Lower Sorbian: Guineja-Bissau
  • Luba-Katanga: Nginebisau
  • Luxembourgish: Guinea-Bissau
  • Macedo-Romanian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Macedonian: Гвинеја-Бисао
  • Macedonian: Гвинеја-Бисау
  • Maithili: गिनी-बिसाउ
  • Malagasy: Ginea-Bissau
  • Malagasy: Ginea Bisao
  • Malagasy: Giné-Bisao
  • Malay: Guinea-Bissau
  • Malay: Guinea Bissau
  • Malayalam: ഗിനി-ബിസൗ
  • Malayalam: ഗിനിയ-ബിസൗ
  • Maltese: Ginea Bissaw
  • Maltese: Guinea-Bissau
  • Maltese: Gwinea Bissaw
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Guinea-Bissau
  • Maltese: il-Guinea-Bissau
  • Manx: Yn Ghuinea-Bissau
  • Maori: Kini Pihō
  • Marathi: गिनी-बिसाउ
  • Min Dong Chinese: Guinea-Bissau
  • Min Nan Chinese: Guiné-Bissau
  • Minangkabau: Guinea-Bissau
  • Mingrelian: გვინეა-ბისაუ
  • Mirandese: Guiné-Bissau
  • Mongolian: Гвиней-Бисау
  • Moroccan Arabic: غينيا بيصًاو
  • Moroccan Arabic: غينيا ستيوائية
  • N'Ko: ߖߌߣߍ ߺ ߓߌߛߊߥߏ߫
  • N'Ko: ߖߌ߬ߣߍ߫ ߓߌ߬ߛߊ߬ߏ߫ ߞߊ߲ߓߍ߲
  • Nauru: Gini-Bitau
  • Navajo: Gíní Bisó
  • Nepali: गिनी-बिसाउ
  • Nepali: गिनी बिसाउ
  • Newari: गिनिया बिसाउ
  • Newari: गिनी-बिसाउ
  • Newari: गिनी बिसाउ
  • North Ndebele: Guinea-Bissau
  • Northern Frisian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Northern Luri: گینه بیسائو
  • Northern Sami: Guinea-Bissau
  • Northern Sami: Guinea-Bissau dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Guinea-Bissau
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Guinea-Bissau
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Guinea-Bissau
  • Novial: Gini-Bisau
  • Occitan (post 1500): Guinèa Bissau
  • Oriya: ଗିନୀ-ବିସାଉ
  • Oriya: ଗୁଇନିଆ-ବିସାଉ
  • Oromo: Giinii-Bisaa’uu
  • Ossetian: Гвиней-Бисау
  • Pali: गिनी-बिसो
  • Pampanga: Ginea-Bisáu
  • Pampanga: Guinea-Bissau
  • Panjabi: ਗਿਨੀ-ਬਿਸਾਉ
  • Panjabi: ਗਿਨੀ-ਬਿਸਾਊ
  • Papiamento: Guinea-Bissau
  • Pedi: Guinea-Bissau
  • Persian: گوینیا-بیساو
  • Persian: گینه بیسائو
  • Persian: گینهٔ بیسائو
  • Piemontese: Guinea-Bissau
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Gini-Bisau
  • Polish: Gwinea Bissau
  • Portuguese: Guiné-Bissau
  • Portuguese: Guiné Bissau
  • Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau
  • Pushto: ګوينې بېساو
  • Pushto: ګینه بیسو
  • Quechua: Guinea-Bisáu
  • Quechua: Khiniya-Wisaw
  • Romanian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Romanian: Guineea-Bissau
  • Romansh: Guinea-Bissau
  • Rundi: Gineya Bisawu
  • Russia Buriat: Гвиней-Бисау
  • Russian: Гвинея-Бисау
  • Russian: Гвинея-Биссау
  • Russian: Республика Гвинея-Бисау
  • Sakizaya: Guinea-Bissau
  • Sakizaya: Guinea-bissau
  • Samoan: Kini-Bissau
  • Samogitian: Bisau Gvinėjė
  • Samogitian: Bisau Gvėniejė
  • Sango: Ginëe-Bisau
  • Sango: Gninëe-Bisau
  • Sanskrit: गिनी-बिसो
  • Santali: ᱜᱤᱱᱤᱼᱵᱤᱥᱟᱶ
  • Santali: ᱵᱤᱥᱚ
  • Sardinian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Saterfriesisch: Guinea-Bissau
  • Scots: Guinea-Bissau
  • Scottish Gaelic: Gini-Bioso
  • Scottish Gaelic: Gini-Bissau
  • Serbian: Gvineja Bisao
  • Serbian: Гвинеа-Бисау
  • Serbian: Гвинеја-Бисао
  • Serbian: Гвинеја Бисао
  • Serbo-Croatian: Gvineja Bisau
  • Serbo-Croatian: Ɣinya-Bisaw
  • Shan: မိူင်းၵီးၼီး-ပိတ်ႈသၢဝ်ႇ
  • Shona: Guinea-Bissau
  • Sicilian: Guinia Bissau
  • Silesian: Gwinyjo Bissau
  • Sindhi: گني بساؤ
  • Sindhi: گني بسائو
  • Sinhala: ගිනි බිසව්
  • Sinhala: ගිනි බිසවු
  • Skolt Sami: Guinea-Bissau
  • Skolt Sami: Guinea-Bissau tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Guinea-Bissau
  • Slovenian: Gvineja Bissau
  • Somali: Gini-Bisaaw
  • Somali: Guinea-Bissau
  • South Azerbaijani: قینه بیسائو
  • Southern Sotho: Guinea-Bissau
  • Spanish: Guinea-Bisau
  • Spanish: Guinea-Bissau
  • Spanish: Guinea-Bissáu
  • Spanish: Guinea-Bisáu
  • Spanish: Republica de Guinea-Bisau
  • Spanish: República de Guinea-Bisáu
  • Sundanese: Guinéa-Bissau
  • Swahili: Ginebisau
  • Swahili: Guinea Bisau
  • Swati: IGiniya-Bhasawu
  • Swedish: Guinea-Bissau
  • Swedish: Republiken Guinea-Bissau
  • Swiss German: Guinea-Bissau
  • Tachelhit: Ɣinya-Bisaw
  • Tagalog: Ginea-Bissau
  • Tajik: Гвинея-Бисау
  • Tajik: Гвинея Бисау
  • Tamil: கினி-பிசாவு
  • Tamil: கினியா-பிஸ்ஸாவ்
  • Tatar: Гвинея-Бисау
  • Telugu: గినియా-బిస్సావు
  • Telugu: గినియా-బిస్సావ్
  • Telugu: గినీ-బిసౌ
  • Tetum: Giné-Bisau
  • Thai: กินี-บิสเซา
  • Thai: กินีบิสเซา
  • Thai: ประเทศกินี-บิสเซา
  • Tibetan: གི་ནེ་-བི་སའོ།
  • Tibetan: གྷི་ནི་ཡ་བིས྄་སོ།
  • Tigrinya: ቢሳዎ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Kini-Pisau
  • Tosk Albanian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Tsonga: Guinea-Bissau
  • Tunisian Arabic: غينيا بيساو
  • Turkish: Gine-Biso
  • Turkish: Gine-Bissau
  • Turkish: Gine Bissau
  • Turkmen: Gwineýa-Bisau
  • Udmurt: Гвинея-Бисау
  • Uighur: گىۋىنىيە بىسسائۇ
  • Uighur: گۋىنېيە بىسسائۇ
  • Ukrainian: Гвінея-Бісау
  • Ukrainian: Гвінея-Біссау
  • Ukrainian: Республіка Гвінея-Бісау
  • Ukrainian: Ґвінея-Бісау
  • Upper Sorbian: Gineja-Bissau
  • Urdu: گنی بساؤ
  • Uzbek: Gvineya-Bisau
  • Uzbek: Gvineya-Bisau Respublikasi
  • Uzbek: Gvineya-Bissau
  • Uzbek: Gvineya-bisau
  • Venetian: Guinea-Bissau
  • Veps: Gvinei-Bisau
  • Vietnamese: Ghi-nê Bít-xao
  • Vietnamese: Ghi-nê Bít xao (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Vietnamese: Guiné-Bissau
  • Volapük: Gineyän-Bisauän
  • Võro: Ginea-Bissau
  • Waray (Philippines): Guinea-Bissau
  • Welsh: Gini Bisaw
  • Welsh: Guiné-Bissau
  • Western Balochi: گوینی بیساو
  • Western Frisian: Guinee-Bissau
  • Western Mari: Гвиней-Бисау
  • Western Panjabi: گنی بساو
  • Wolof: Gine-Bisaawóo
  • Wolof: Gine Bisaawóo
  • Wu Chinese: 几内亚比绍
  • Yakut: Гвинея-Биссау
  • Yakut: Гуинея-Биссау
  • Yiddish: גינע-ביסאו
  • Yiddish: גינע־ביסאַו
  • Yoruba: Gene-Busau
  • Yoruba: Guinea-Bissau
  • Yue Chinese: 畿內亞比紹
  • Zeeuws: Guinee-Bissau
  • Zhuang: Guinea-Bissau
  • Zulu: IGini Bisawu
  • Zulu: i-Guinea-Bissau
  • Gineya-Bisau
  • Guinea - Bissau
  • Guiné Portuguesa
  • Guinée Bissao
  • Portuguese Guinea
  • Província da Guiné

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