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Overview - Guinea-Bissau

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Overview

Capital:
Bissau
Area:
36,120 km²
Population:
1,442,029 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):
Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages.
Religion(s):
Indigenous beliefs - 50%, Muslim - 45%, Christian - 5%.
Ethnic Group(s):
African (Balanta - 30%, Fula - 20%, Manjaca - 14%, Mandinga - 13%, Papel - 7%) - 99%, European and mulatto - 1%.