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Guinea-Bissau


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Guinea-Bissau
   has the capital   
Bissau
Following Portuguese exploration in the 15th century, Portuguese Guinea finally became a colony in 1897. War for independence started in 1960, and independence was achieved on 10 September 1974. (It was the first Portuguese colony to gain independence.)
Guinea-Bissau
   uses the   
Franc
Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF); note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States; previously the Guinea-Bissau peso (GWP) was used
Portuguese
   is an official language of   
Guinea-Bissau
.gw
   internet domain is used by   
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
   has the anthem   
Esta é a Nossa Pátria Bem Amada
This Is Our Beloved Country
Guinea-Bissau
   is governed by a   
Presidential Republic
President João Bernardo Vieira
   is Head of State of   
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
   has the mark   
J5
Guinea-Bissau
   is situated in   
Africa
Guinea-Bissau
   gained independence in   
1973
25 September. Portugal (unilaterally declared by Guinea-Bissau); 10 September 1974 (recognized by Portugal)
Guinea-Bissau
   calls its legislative assembly   
Assembleia Nacional Popular
Guinea-Bissau
   has an area of   
36,125 Km²
0.02%
138th
   largest country in the world is   
Guinea-Bissau
36,125 km²
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
   is at   
11°45'N 15°45'W
Guinea-Bissau
   has the country calling code   
+245
Guinea-Bissau
   has the time zone   
UTC
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Guinea-Bissau
   has this coat of arms   

Guinea-Bissau
   was formerly known as   
Portuguese Guinea
Portuguese Guinea (also Guinea or the Overseas Province of Guinea) was the name for what is today Guinea-Bissau from 1446 to September 10, 1974.
Boe
   was formerly the capital of   
Guinea-Bissau
Moved back to Bissau, 1973 - 1974
Bolama
   was formerly the capital of   
Guinea-Bissau
Moved to Bissau, 1879 - 1941
Guinea-Bissau shares borders with 2 other countries.
Guinea, Senegal






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