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The national flag of Guinea-Bissau.

National Anthem of Guinea-Bissau by US Navy Band

The national anthem of Guinea-Bissau.

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau (pronounced /ˈɡɪni bɪˈsaʊ/; Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau, pronounced [ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɐ ɡiˈnɛ biˈsau]) is a country in western Africa, and one of the smallest states in continental Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west. Its size is nearly 37,000 square kilometres (14,000 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1,600,000. Formerly the Portuguese colony of Portuguese Guinea, upon independence, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country's name to prevent confusion with the Republic of Guinea. Guinea-Bissau's GDP per capita is one of the lowest in the world.

Religion in Guinea-Bissau

Islam, predominantly Sunni, is the majority religion in Guinea-Bissau, followed by about 50% of the population. Christianity is followed by about 13% of Guinea-Bissau's people. Most of the rest of the population follow indigenous African beliefs. Both Christianity and Islam are often heavily influenced by ideas and practices from traditional African religions in Guinea-Bissau.

Less than 0.1% of the inhabitants of Guinea-Bissau are Buddhists.


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