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

Hippopotamuses

Rare salt water Hippopotamuses in Orango Island
Photo by Matthias Mullie

GUINEA-BISSAU

Africa

GUINEA-BISSAU

Africa

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Capital: Bissau

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

Government: Republic of Guinea-Bissau

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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