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República da Guiné-Bissau
Banner Emblem
(Banner) (Emblem)
Motto: Portuguese: "Unidade, Luta, Progresso"  
"Unity, Struggle, Progress"
Guinea-Bissau
Offeecial leid Portuguese
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Bissau
Govrenment 
 - Preses
 - Prime Meenister
Semi-presidential republic
Malam Bacai Sanhá
Carlos Gomes  
Aurie
 - Tot
 - % watter

36,125 km²
22.4%
Population
 - 2009
 - Density
 
1,647,000
44.1/km²
Foondin
 -
24 September 1973
Siller West African CFA franc
Time zone UTC +0
Naitional anthem Portuguese: "Esta é a Nossa Pátria Bem Amada"  
"This is Oor Well-Belovit Mitherland"
Internet TLD .gw
Cawin code 245

The Republic o Guinea-Bissau (/[unsupported input]ˈɡɪni bɪˈs/; Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau, pronounced: [ʁeˈpublikɐ dɐ ɡiˈnɛ biˈsaw]) is a kintra in Wast Africae. It is bordered bi Senegal tae the north, an Guinea tae the sooth an east, wi the Atlantic Ocean tae its wast.

It covers 36,125 km² (nearly 14,000 sq mi) wi an estimatit population o 1,600,000.

Guinea-Bissau wis ance pairt of the kinrick o Gabu, pairt o the Mali Empire; pairts o this kinrick persistit till the 18t century, while ithers wur pairt o the Portuguese Empire. It then became the Portuguese colony o Portuguese Guinea in the 19t century. Upon unthirldom, declared in 1973 an recognised in 1974, the name o its caipital, Bissau, wis addit tae the kintra's name tae prevent confusion wi the Republic o Guinea.

Anerlie 14% o the population speaks the offeecial leid, Portuguese. 44% speak Kriol, a Portuguese-based creole leid, an the remainder speaks native African leids. The main releegions are African traditional releegions and Islam, an there is a Christian (maistly Catholic) minority.

It is a member o the African Union, Economic Community o Wast African States, Organisation o the Islamic Conference, the Laitin Union, Community o Portuguese Language Kintras, La Francophonie an the Sooth Atlantic Peace an Cooperation Zone.

The kintra's per-capita gross domestic product is ane o the lawest in the warld.