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Country Specific Information: Guinea-Bissau

July 10, 2011 Comments off

Country Specific Information: Guinea-Bissau
Source: U.S. Department of State

July 30, 2011

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: The Republic of Guinea-Bissau, a small country in western Africa, is one of the world’s poorest nations. The capital is Bissau and the official language is Portuguese, though many people outside of Bissau only speak an indigenous language or creole. The country underwent a civil war in 1998-99 that devastated the economy. Tourist facilities and infrastructure in general are very limited and not up to American standards. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Guinea–Bissau for additional information.

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