Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau Google maps and Driving Directions

Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for GuineaBissau, and Bissau (GPS: 11 51 N 15 35 W), the capital city of the country located in (the) Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal.

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Known as Portuguese Guinea while a colony, GuineaBissau lies on Africa’s west coast. Since 1994, its nascent democracy has been plagued by coups and rebellions.


GuineaBissau is mostly low-lying coastal plain with a deeply indented estuarine coastline rising to savanna in east; numerous off-shore islands including the Arquipelago Dos Bijagos consisting of 18 main islands and many small islets.

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Be creative, use the extras of this Google map; This is a detailed, clear, zoomable, large road map of GuineaBissau with its administrative divisions; 9 regions (regioes, singular – regiao); Bafata, Biombo, Bissau, Bolama/Bijagos, Cacheu, Gabu, Oio, Quinara, Tombali.

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A neighbor of Senegal and Guinea in West Africa, on the Atlantic coast, GuineaBissau is about half the size of South Carolina. The country is a low-lying coastal region of swamps, rain forests, and mangrove-covered wetlands, with about 25 islands off the coast. The Bijagos archipelago extends 30 mi (48 km) out to sea.

GuineaBissau (area: 36 125 sq km / 13 947,93 sq mi), where the official language is Portuguese, lying in Africa and using the currency; West African CFA franc (XOF), set their clock to UTC 0. That means they are 5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Bissau, the capital. Note to the time difference: N/A.

The climate in GuineaBissau; Tropical, with wet season May-November and dry season December-April. Hot, dry harmattan desert wind blows during dry season.

Geography in a nutshell; Low-lying, apart from savanna highlands in northeast. Rainforests and swamps are found along coastal areas.

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The Google maps and Google Satellite maps of GuineaBissau above showing the country, located next to Guinea, Senegal. For your further reference, the latitude and longitude coordinates of GuineaBissau are 12 00 N, 15 00 W , while the capital, Bissau found at 11 51 N 15 35 W.

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About Guinea-Bissau and the capital, Bissau

Flag of Guinea-BissauSchematic map of Guinea-Bissau
The national flag of GuineaBissauBorderline map of GuineaBissau
Flag description: two equal horizontal bands of yellow (top) and green with a vertical red band on the hoist side; there is a black five-pointed star centered in the red band; yellow symbolizes the sun; green denotes hope; red represents bloodshed during the struggle for independence; the black star stands for African unity. Note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia; the flag design was heavily influenced by the Ghanaian flag.Border length: total: 762 km. Border countries (total: 2): Guinea 421 km, Senegal 341 km.

Did you know about Guinea-Bissau?

  • GuineaBissau is so-called to distinguish it from the former French Guinea. Formerly a territory of Portugal, it achieved self-government in 1973.
  • In 1974, GuineaBissau became the first Portuguese colony to gain independence.
  • Cashews, groundnuts, coconuts, and rice are the main crops grown by GuineaBissau’s farmers, while its main natural resources are fish and timber.

Facts of Guinea-Bissau (GW)

Name conventional long form: Republic of GuineaBissau, conventional short form: GuineaBissau, local long form: Republica da Guine-Bissau, local short form: Guine-Bissau, former: Portuguese Guinea. Note: the country named after the Guinea region of West Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea and stretches north to the Sahel; “Bissau” distinguishes the country from neighboring Guinea
Codes: ISO; GW, Internet; .gw
Capital city: Bissau
Language(s): Crioulo 90.4%, Portuguese 27.1% (official language), French 5.1%, English 2.9%, other 2.4%. Note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2008 estimate)
National holiday(s): Independence Day, 24 September (1973)
Motto: Unidade, Luta, Progresso (Unity, Fight, Progress)
Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
GPS: 12 00 N, 15 00 W, Bissau; 11 51 N 15 35 W
Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal
Geography note: this small country is swampy along its western coast and low-lying inland
Land boundaries: Guinea 421 km, Senegal 341 km, total: 762 km
Maritime boundaries: N/A
Coastline: 350 km
Area: total: 36,125 sq km; land: 28,120 sq km, water: 8,005 sq km (total 13 947,93 mi2), slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut.
Roadways: total: 3,455 km, paved: 965 km, unpaved: 2,490 km (2002)
Waterways: (rivers are partially navigable; many inlets and creeks provide shallow-water access to much of interior) (2012)
Local time (capital): UTC 0, 5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: N/A
Population in GuineaBissau: 1 907 268
Population in Bissau: 296 900 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 49.3% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: BISSAU (capital) 492,000 (2015)
Population growth rate: 1.88% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 32.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 14.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 39.28% (male 344,976 / female 346,102) 15-24 years: 20.17% (male 176,050 / female 178,842) 25-54 years: 32.53% (male 285,258 / female 286,955) 55-64 years: 4.62% (male 31,030 / female 50,215) 65 years and over: 3.4% (male 22,121 / female 37,610) (2016 estimate)
Median age: total: 20 years; male: 19.5 years, female: 20.5 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: Fulani 28.5%, Balanta 22.5%, Mandinga 14.7%, Papel 9.1%, Manjaco 8.3%, Beafada 3.5%, Mancanha 3.1%, Bijago 2.1%, Felupe 1.7%, Mansoanca 1.4%, Balanta Mane 1%, other 1.8%, none 2.2% (2008 estimate)
Religions: Muslim 45.1%, Christian 22.1%, animist 14.9%, none 2%, unspecified 15.9% (2008 estimate)
Government type: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Legal system: mixed legal system of civil law which incorporated Portuguese law at independence and influenced by early French civil code and customary law
National anthem: Esta é a Nossa Pátria Bem Amada (This is Our Beloved Homeland)
Known national hazards: hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season; brush fires
Major infectious diseases: The degree of risk(s): very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow feverwater contact disease: schistosomiasis animal contact disease: rabies (2016)
Land use: agricultural land: 44.8%; arable land 8.2%; permanent crops 6.9%; permanent pasture 29.7%; forest: 55.2%; other: 0% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: rice, corn, beans, cassava (manioc, tapioca), cashew nuts, peanuts, palm kernels, cotton; timber; fish
Industries: agricultural products processing, beer, soft drinks
Export commodities: fish, shrimp; cashews, peanuts, palm kernels, raw and sawn lumber
Main export partners: India 63.5%, Nigeria 20.3%, China 5.7%, Togo 5.6% (2015)
Import commodities:
foodstuffs, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products
Main import partners: Portugal 27.1%, Senegal 12.8%, China 6.5%, Spain 5.5%, Cuba 4.8% (2015)

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