Country: Guinea-Bissau

Population: 1,472,780

Capital: Bissau

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages

Ethnic Breakdown: African 99% (includes Balanta 30%, Fula 20%, Manjaca 14%, Mandinga 13%, Papel 7%), European and mulatto less than 1%

Religion: indigenous beliefs 50%, Muslim 45%, Christian 5%

Major Cities: Bissau

Phone Country Code: 245

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne, vectorborne and water contact diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, yellow fever, schistosomiasis, meningococcal meningitis)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: December - February

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Guinea-Bissau includes 60 offshore islands.