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West Africa’s Guinea-Bissau was part of the Portuguese Empire for centuries and was once known as the Slave Coast; today 14% of the population speaks Portuguese.

Once hailed as a potential model for African development, the country is now one of the poorest countries in the world.

The vital cashew nut crop provides a modest living for most of Guinea-Bissau’s farmers and is the main source of foreign exchange.

But today the nation has a massive foreign debt and an economy that relies heavily on foreign aid. It has become transhipment point for Latin American drugs.

At the end of the 1990s the country experienced a conflict which drew in Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, and France and ended with the president going into exile.

The Beautiful Guinea Bissau You Have to Visit to Appreciate

  • The Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Capital: Bissau
  • Population 1.6 million
  • 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

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