The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Coast.
It has an area of 13,948 square miles (36,125 square kilometers).
Guinea-Bissau has a swampy coat with many estuaries.
There are forested plains in the interior of the country.
Savanna plateaus can be found in the east.
Guinea-Bissau has a tropical climate.
The capital of Guinea-Bissau is Bissau.
1,611,000 people live in Guinea-Bissau.
30% are Balante, 20% are Fulani, 14% are Mandyako, 12% are Mandinka, and 7% are Papel.
The official language is Portuguese. Portuguese Creole, Bantu, Malinké and Fulani are also spoken.
52% of the people practice traditional religions, 40% are Muslim and 8% are Christian.
Guinea-Bissau is one of the least developed countries on Earth.
It does not have very much industry.
Subsistence farming forms the basis of the economy.
Guinea-Bissau has timber and minerals, but these resources are not exploited very much.
Cashews make up 70% of exports.
Guinea-Bissau has a presidential system of government.
The CFA france, which is made up of 100 centimes, is the official currency.