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Rare salt water Hippopotamuses in Orango Island - Guinea-Bissau
Rare salt water Hippopotamuses in Orango Island - Guinea-Bissau

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Rare salt water Hippopotamuses in Orango Island
Photo by Matthias Mullie

GUINEA-BISSAU

Africa

GUINEA-BISSAU

Guinea-Bissau flagAfrica

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    Capital:Bissau

    Location:Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal

    Currency:Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)

    Area:36,125 sq km

    Population:1,976,187 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Portuguese-based Creole, Portuguese (official; largely used as a second or third language), Pular (a Fula language), Mandingo

    Religion:Muslim 45.1%, Christian 22.1%, animist 14.9%, none 2%, unspecified 15.9% (2008 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC 0

    Tel Code:+245

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